Bottled water company proposes to bui...

Bottled water company proposes to build plant in Orland

There are 11 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jun 26, 2009, titled Bottled water company proposes to build plant in Orland. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

A bottled water company is looking to build a bottled water facility in Orland and pump groundwater, and is working its way through the permit process.

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Jeremy

Madison, WI

#1 Jun 26, 2009
Little good can come out of over mining water resources, creating plastic containers to place them in, and selling the product at a price higher than gasoline. I encourage local residents to combat this plan vehemently and take the Think Outside the Bottle pledge www.thinkoutsidethebottle.org
Courtney

United States

#2 Jun 26, 2009
Jeremy wrote:
Little good can come out of over mining water resources, creating plastic containers to place them in, and selling the product at a price higher than gasoline. I encourage local residents to combat this plan vehemently and take the Think Outside the Bottle pledge www.thinkoutsidethebottle.org
I agree with Jeremy.
This is NOT a good thing.
Bob

Paradise, CA

#3 Jun 26, 2009
A Corporation which hides it's face, and name in it's testing and application process. Is unequivocaly presenting a company whose integrety should be carefully scrutinized.
Todd

Chico, CA

#4 Jul 2, 2009
Bob brings up a Great point why would a company hide behind a "shell" company? Bottled water is a Huge environmental issue! http://stopnestlewaters.org/

Is this the company to come in our back yard?
It's no wonder they hide!

Water is essential to us and our health is dependent on it.
http://www.watercure.com/index.html

Tap water certainly isn't the answer who turns on the tap and desires to drink what comes out?

We have the solution ... www.NoMoreBottle.com or PureWater2.com to find out more!
Todd

Chico, CA

#5 Jul 2, 2009
Why would a company hide behind a "shell" company? Bottled water is a Huge environmental issue! http://stopnestlewaters.org/

Is this the company to come in our back yard?
It's no wonder they hide!

Water is essential to us and our health is dependent on it.
http://www.watercure.com/index.html

Tap water certainly isn't the answer who turns on the tap and desires to drink what comes out?

We have the solution ... www.NoMoreBottle.com or PureWater2.com to find out more!
Agua Prieta

United States

#6 Jul 18, 2009
Geesh, let the company put in a bottled water plant... then the unemployed citizens can afford to license their vehicles and Officer Stover can take a donut break, if he doesnt have carpal tunnel from writing tickets & eating donuts!
No matter what

United States

#7 Jul 19, 2009
Todd wrote:
Bob brings up a Great point why would a company hide behind a "shell" company?
Maybe because no matter what someone tries to do around here someone else ALWAYS tries to stop it, no matter what it is. No wonder our area has such a bad rep. It's so negative here with all the personal agendas getting in the way of letting anything positive happen.
Citizen

United States

#9 Jul 20, 2009
No matter what wrote:
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Maybe because no matter what someone tries to do around here someone else ALWAYS tries to stop it, no matter what it is. No wonder our area has such a bad rep. It's so negative here with all the personal agendas getting in the way of letting anything positive happen.
Amen Finally someone has some common sense! Our area is suffering from a lack of good decent paying jobs with benefits and the same local yocals jump on the band wagon firing shots against it! We need Jobs for our local workforce this would basically be a low impact industry with very little pollution. Granted you will have trucks delivering empty containers and trucks picking up bottled water but in my opinion this is a win win for the local economy. As for the greenies keep sucking on your clean canteens!
Agua Prieta

United States

#10 Jul 20, 2009
Citizen wrote:
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Amen Finally someone has some common sense! Our area is suffering from a lack of good decent paying jobs with benefits and the same local yocals jump on the band wagon firing shots against it! We need Jobs for our local workforce this would basically be a low impact industry with very little pollution. Granted you will have trucks delivering empty containers and trucks picking up bottled water but in my opinion this is a win win for the local economy. As for the greenies keep sucking on your clean canteens!
OH CRAP!!!! The city will have to fix South Street so trucks can get to the plant on there... OR Stover can hide the sign AND get more revenue for the city LOL!!! If he doesnt go out on Carpal Tunnel or donut intoxication
Tony

Chico, CA

#12 Oct 4, 2010
Ok lets look at real numbers, 51 million gallons a year from here forward. Est water enough for a 60 acre Almond orchard, how many people are employed by a 60 acre almond orchard? During recent drought years many farm and orchards had to let their crops dry up as there was not enough water to sustain them. All of the employment layed off for those affected.
Our regional farms do more than employ thousands of workers, they produce food in the billions of dollars. Water is needed to grow these crops, we will have droughts again I cannot accept that this plant exporting 51 million or many times more will actually be controlled well, recoup a comparable amount of money or employment to offset their impact. Most all of the jobs will be offered first to their employees from their Calistoga plant being shut down due to contamination. So probably only 5-10 local residents will be employed there.
the new auto parts store and Pizza place employs more than that and they do not deplete our local resources.
No one has the right to use America's aquifers as a goldmine. But that's exactly what these companies do. For example, Nestlé has done just that in the states of Michigan and Maine; in 2006, Nestlé sold $843 million worth of Maine's water under its Poland Springs label,(Royte, Author of "Bottlemania"). That's an awful lot of water and it does not leave enough to keep the citizens of Maine and their municipal water systems sufficiently hydrated. Nestlé's depleting their aquifer and damaging its ecosystem. In Michigan, they do not even pay for the water they pump out of the ground. This scenario's being repeated elsewhere in the country and the world as corporations seek to control more and more of our natural resources.
Tony

Chico, CA

#13 Oct 4, 2010
I live in Orland,(shows as Chico as it is the nearest known town). Orland area has had water shortage problems in the past.
Farms and Orchards produce a product and an important resource to our local area and to every where grown products are sold. This is produced product. Employs a lot of people, feeds people, supports many business locally and regionally. Our country is selling out our production of everything to overseas, look in your stores where the produce and products come from.
You sell out the resource - "Water" which is mandatory to grow these "products" and you cripple our region, our country, our town.
Exporting drinking water out of any of the green belt of California needs to be stopped!! Where ever this water is shipped has local water from a tap that can easily be filtered locally for the local area.
We have had irrigation restrictions in the past.
You can see many dried up plots of land that no longer have orchards or produce growing.
You see many more plots of Premier Growing Soil building track homes on, no longer producing food or any tangible product to sell and make our economy and area grow and be self sustainable.
Watermelons, oranges, etc used to be grown in our region, now being shipped into this country - why send so much money out of our country.
This bottling plant will send millions of gallons of our water and nearly all of the profits out of our area and much overseas.
What tangible return?? A few jobs?? A lot more future jobs will be lost when we do come to the next water shortage. You know this plant will not stop pumping, they will have invested millions building this plant, who is going to stand there monitoring how much water they pump. One of their paid employees?

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