Niagara Bottling finds Lake County lo...

Niagara Bottling finds Lake County location to take wastewater

There are 32 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 13, 2008, titled Niagara Bottling finds Lake County location to take wastewater. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A new agreement could allow a controversial bottling plant to send thousands of gallons of wastewater each day -- possibly by the truckloads -- to irrigate golf courses at the Mission Inn resort several miles ...

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WATER EVERYWHERE

Apopka, FL

#1 Mar 13, 2008
I wonder if they will pay as much as I do to use water? Just say no.
Photochic

Umatilla, FL

#2 Mar 13, 2008
Seriously, can't Niagara take the hint that we don't want their business here? Accept it and lets move on to better businesses for our community.
Chris

United States

#3 Mar 13, 2008
After Niagara comes in, Lake county will become so dried up it actually will just be (singular) LAKE county, say goodbye to the hundreds of small, scattered little lakes!
E Vey

Longwood, FL

#4 Mar 13, 2008
They don't want your hint.

They would have a harder time elsewhere because those locales have politicians that are actually responsive to their citizens. That's why they are out there rather than in downtown Winter Park.
Alan

Denver, CO

#5 Mar 13, 2008
Go ahead and sell out Lake County. Seminole County is going to do it to themselves. Go ahead and use our natural resource for a revenue source or leverage to get industry to move to your area and then SELL us the waste. Or better yet sell the waste to a business that a very small percentage of people actually use and consumes more water than a city.
SSL

Daytona Beach, FL

#6 Mar 13, 2008
Trucking 100k gallons of wastewater a day to Mission Inn, reaks of desperation. It's simply a bad idea. Niagara needs to get the point that our water resources are not for sale or available to them. In light of the coming water wars, I believe the community is united against them and it's time the SJRWMD see that proceeding with this CUP will be highly damaging to what little credibility they have left.
Old Timer

Kissimmee, FL

#7 Mar 13, 2008
What part of NO do they not understand? They can't have our water and we don't want their waste. Just say no!!!! Niagara need to just go away. NO, NO, NO.
Dale

United States

#8 Mar 13, 2008
No, no, no!
We don't give water away when there is a looming shortage.
Allowing Niagra to build its sucking/bottling plant will be political suicide for any official who supports it.
As for the appointed SJRWMD people, we can only hope for some common sense.
'Hope' being the operative word here.
Wanderer

Leesburg, FL

#9 Mar 13, 2008
Somebody is getting paid, but it's not the public. Niagra'd better stop this stuff. There are a lot of shotguns in Lake County.
Agreed

Orlando, FL

#10 Mar 13, 2008
Affirmative.
Wanderer wrote:
Somebody is getting paid, but it's not the public. Niagra'd better stop this stuff. There are a lot of shotguns in Lake County.
Clark

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Mar 13, 2008
Here is a question guys...

When all you folks water your lawn ( and about 50 percent of fresh groundwater use around here is watering lawns or similar non-human uses ) how exactly are YOU helping your community?

Are you helping to create good paying desperately needed JOBS here in Lake County with all YOUR personal water usage?

Are you putting that water into HUMAN consumption ( because it's not going down the toilet until is has been processed through the guy who BOUGHT the water )...?

You want Niagara to JUST GO AWAY?... Well .. why don't you tell your County Commissioners to just reimburse Niagara for all the MONEY and TIME they were encouraged to spend here! IT IS A SAD DAY for creating jobs and new commerce in Lake County when a company gets treated like this by our people and governmental leaders (who should lead rather than PANDER).

Better yet... If Niagara does succeed in getting it's bottling plant... and you are so morally opposed to it... Demand that your County Commission vote to ACCEPT NO TAX REVENUES from it's operation... Or if they simply MUST take that tax money from them... Then MAKE THEM dedicate that money to finding ways to lessen our water squandering ways in Central Florida...

Find answers people ... being rude is easy. Solving problems often hard work! And don't tear down those who are trying to solve them!

Flame Suit ON!
Blah Blah Blah

Orlando, FL

#12 Mar 13, 2008
Nice one "Clark" you made some good points.

I have said it over and over that we need to "control growth not kill it"!

Most of the "hug a tree" types don't have the stones to also indicate they are anti capitalism!

They just scream for better jobs, but offer little in the way of getting good paying jobs in Lake County!

Some claim to want progress, but fight it at nearly every turn!

Most say they love the enviroment, but then they build new houses, here in Lake County. They scream that it is the contractors that are at fault, but they uses contractors too!

They oppose anything that looks like it may not help the environment, but shop at places that are not enviromentally friendly!

See our media types say one thing, but do the other! They are the very ones that critize government officials for doing the same things they do!

Unfortunately alot of the readers just sit by and never question the messenger (media)!

Well I don't sit by, what is good for the goose, is good for the gander!
E Vey

Longwood, FL

#13 Mar 13, 2008
Selling underground assets to out-of-state corporations is not a way for an area to build real wealth.

When those assets are gone, only poverty remains. The corporation takes its jobs and moves on.
Clark

Lady Lake, FL

#14 Mar 14, 2008
E Vey wrote:
Selling underground assets to out-of-state corporations is not a way for an area to build real wealth.
When those assets are gone, only poverty remains. The corporation takes its jobs and moves on.
Gee... The Arabs, North Sea folks, the Venezuelans, the Nigerians, folks from Abu Dabi ( check out their indoor artificial ski slopes!) all seem to have very successfully done just that to the rest of the world..

Those guys have gotten RICH on their "natural assets" ... AND they have been smart... They take our money and use that to build other diversified economies from it...(Well .. at least the Arabs do)...Hugo seems to be marching towards destruction.

And I bet our water is a lot more self replenishing than their fossil fuel stuff... For that matter... our water is CLEAN and does not pollute the environment. Heck ...even the "waste-water" from that plant can generate money. Groveland could have sold that stuff and made lots of money for their community (think lower taxes).. BUT NOOO! now Mission Inn is dancing for joy .. and more traffic WILL be running down State Road 19 right through Howey in The Hills! Gee... could have had a pipeline.. but NOW more fossil fuel AGAIN! Dang Arabs!(scared politicians - can't seem to lead)

What is wrong with diverting water used to water yards and golf courses and put a price on it? Tax it? ENSURE it is ONLY USED to FEED THIRSTY PEOPLE? I doubt you will be dumping that quart onto your yard..

And if 1 good job DOES generate 4 support jobs in the county... LESS folks will have to be sending their money to the ARABs to drive their cars to Orlando.. and helping the global warming problem... RIGHT?

unless of course you guys figure a good dose of ANTI-GROWTH will cause everybody in Florida to pack up and go back up North.... right! that means Florida gets stuck with all the folks who cannot escape... folks with no money .. and government gets to support them... OH YEAH all the elitists who figure they are well set ... they get to stay too... and keep the slaves down on the Plantation. Maybe we need a good old fashioned Oklahoma "Dust Bowl" to clean out this state!

And if you are worried about a company taking our assets and profits and taking them out of town.... Maybe local governments might consider buying STOCK in those companies... and share in some of those "profits". Our profits are in jobs and tax revenue.
E Vey

Longwood, FL

#15 Mar 14, 2008
Have you ever heard of the term "Oil Patch." That's a place in the US that made a lot of money for a lot of corporations mostly chartered in other states.

At one time, the US was the largest EXPORTER of oil in the world, but now, the towns in the oil patch are blowing away.

I guess you don't realize that we are drinking "old water" that was trapped there thousands of years ago and it will take thousands of years to "replenish" it. In that respect, it is just like oil.

But that's, okay. You moved here and you can move away. Just like the oil patch workers.
kwgirl

Reading, PA

#16 Mar 14, 2008
Photochic wrote:
Seriously, can't Niagara take the hint that we don't want their business here? Accept it and lets move on to better businesses for our community.
Who doesnt want their business? Think of the jobs that will be created for people. Do you not drink bottled water?
E Vey

Longwood, FL

#17 Mar 14, 2008
kwgirl wrote:
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Who doesnt want their business? Think of the jobs that will be created for people. Do you not drink bottled water?
We will suggest that it set up shop next to your house. Most people that live near where Niagra wants to locate can't afford bottled water. Niagra will pay the "going rate" so don't talk about how swell the jobs will be.

Take from the poor and sell to the rich. It's the way to make money.
KEN

AOL

#18 Mar 16, 2008
The St. Johns County Commission is committed to protecting the St. Johns River. In January, the Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution opposing water being withdrawn from the St. Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers.

SO THEY SELL OFF OUR AQUIFER. WE CAN'T DRINK WASTEWATER.

I WONDER JUST HOW MUCH MONEY CHANGED HANDS
Eager Beaver

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Mar 19, 2008
Why fight it, the company will be win regardless and it will create more jobs and stimulate the local economy.
expert

Newberry, FL

#20 Mar 25, 2008
Florida already has way too many bottling plants. Next time you drink a bottled water look closely at the label and 9 out of 10 will be from Florida.

The real problem is that everybody makes these companies rich buying something that has been trucked for hundreds of miles and that results in swelling landfills. DRINK TAP WATER!! Keep some money in your pocket and help boycot a business that is destroying Florida's most wonderful asset.

I work for the DEP sampling water quality in the springs all around Florida. The effects of the reduced water levels are not pretty. And dont let them fool you into thinking that the county will benefit. The corporation will keep most of the profits.

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