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Walmart Found To Be Sourcing Bottled Water From Drought Stricken California


Business  (tags: Walmart, Sacramento, public water, private profits )

Sheryl
- 1409 days ago - theguardian.com
An investigation in Sacramento found that Walmarts bottled water comes from the Sacramento municipal water supply. Bottling the publics water for private profit is not in the public interest while the public is being asked to cut back on water usage.



   

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Animae C (507)
Monday May 11, 2015, 4:36 pm

Money talks to them, BOYCOTT walmart!
 

David Thieke (6)
Monday May 11, 2015, 4:43 pm
Wallmart is so evil , it' ridiculous. I have not shopped at Wallmart in over 10 years, once I found out how badly they treat their employees. If you ever need a laugh, I strongly recommend watching the South Park episode, which was a wicked parody of Wall-Mart titled "Something Wall Mart this Way Comes". It does more to destroy the image of Wall Mart than all of the rest of us have been able to accomplish.
If you haven't seen this parody of Wall Mart, that really shows how evil they are, a brief description of it can be found below :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Something_Wall-Mart_This_Way_Comes
 

Michael M (60)
Monday May 11, 2015, 4:49 pm
Some CA things:
Water came in the winter, but it wasn't snowpack, which up here is like 2% of past normal.

Most water is used for almond and cotton.

Sure, too many people.

One Hupa Elder pointed out about the refusal of fed govt to take donw the dams killing salmon on the Klamath, was:
"Potatoes aren't going extinct."

Sure the liquid soaked into groundwater in the mountains, and sure, the drought makes for a long, long fire season.

Are YOU eating almonds, by the way?
something like 98% of the WORLD'S almonds are grown in the Central Valley.
Don't eat 'em don't drink 'em/
My sis had a natural almond tree in her orchard, and I suggest that people settled into a place grow their own stuff, and get the giant growers out of CA.
This state should NOT be supplying most of the US produce, nor most of the US anything. Grow your own.
 

Michael M (60)
Monday May 11, 2015, 4:51 pm
OOPS. I forgot:
What the hail is ANYONE buying ANYTHING from Walmart for, anyway?
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday May 11, 2015, 5:51 pm
With a water shortage, I suspect some people are buying their water from Walmart that is taking the water they needed to begin with. Talk about adding fuel to the fire.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 11, 2015, 7:39 pm
Nothing that despicable shocks anymore. Wish people would really consider not shopping there. Mongrels.
 

Kyle Ness (0)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 3:21 am
Simple, Just STOP BUYING BOTTLED WATER!!!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 5:21 am
Well that can be done Kyle IF one has water running out of their tap. We need to be helping each other by not buying the bottle water where we do have water so that those who have limited amounts of water are not having more removed from them.

This is so sinister though, that people might be buying bottled water as their water coming out of their tap is less or no more only to find out they are buying the water that should of been coming out of their tap but isn't because it is other entities that are draining it out and selling it back to them at a higher cost in more ways than one.
 

Ben O (135)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 5:53 am
Again I must ask; -WHO needs that freaking Walmart...???
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 6:20 am
Treasure our natural wealth
 

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 6:58 am
it is better to drink running water insted of buying bottles
 

Mitchell D (82)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 7:20 am
We have been not buying bottled water for some time now. And, yes, in my ignorance I thought, also, that the culprit was Nestle.
Walmart is like the Monsanto of thereat world!
 

Warren Webber (26)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 8:19 am
Live long and prosper!

Bernie 2016!
 

Kyle Ness (0)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 9:10 am
1. everyone in the U.S. has access to water. Don't even need it for camping because you can use canteens. The only reason for bottling water was for the tap water emergency situations, red cross use and Army, Air force. It was never meant for mass packaging for every store in the U.S. Think of all the plastic that is wasted, fuel wasted delivering it.
 

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 9:35 am
Why do people even waste their money by buying bottled water is a mystery to me. We all could do a lot of good for the environment by not buying bottled water if it is from Walmart or somewhere else.
Thank you.
 

Terry King (113)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 9:43 am
Walmart, Nestle, and Starbucks have been systematically stealing from the people of California.
 

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 11:06 am
Include the pistachios please along with the almonds to NOT buy! (Oligarch valley!)
I would have been surprised if Walmart were NOT among the criminals of the water mafia!
 

Kamia T (89)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 11:10 am
Yes it's completely repugnant, but then who REALLY is to blame? If people STOPPED buying bottled water, then Walmart would be forced to quit selling it, and if gutless California politicians and enforcement agencies made laws to prevent the state being raped in this way, it would stop too. Corporations are just like any other organism, they will do what it takes to survive until what they're doing will kill them. Vote with your dollars and let them starve.
 

Mandi T (366)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 11:15 am
Grrrr, don't shop Walmart.
 

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 11:23 am
PETITION :
Demand that Wal-Mart stop bottling water from drought-stricken CA!
 

john d (152)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 11:47 am
Is it not supposed to be spring water that you buy in Wallmart If it is then they are committing fraud.,and should be prosecuted.. Here in the you U.K. It is known as the parent company of Asda .They are only allowed to sell spring water. To do otherwise would soon cause trouble for them.
 

Maryann S (112)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 1:36 pm
I go to my faucet and fill up my bottles with my own water. I never shop Walmart for OH so many reasons!
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 1:44 pm
Thanks
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 2:49 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
I will continue my boycott of WallMart. Signed the petition Angelika posted, along with others I got today.
 

Melania Padilla (123)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 2:53 pm
Another reason to hate them!
 

Freya H (345)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 3:46 pm
Just one more reason to steer clear of Hell-Mart.

I have a couple water bottles lying around, and I refill them with tap water. I can't taste the difference!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 4:20 pm
THANK YOU for signing our petition to stop Wal-Mart from bottling CA's precious water and selling it for profit!
 

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 4:58 pm
Signed too
 

Anne K (139)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 5:34 pm
Signed the petition earlier this evening. Thanks, Dandelion.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 6:43 pm
Noted, signed earlier--and thanks for all of the news that should be front page newspaper issues, Dandelion--as always. There are too many people on the planet--and way too many in America--Earth's never experienced that issue before---but, historically, what we've learned of the fate of groups who gathered in too large a mass for the amount of land used---after the trees were used up, the other resources followed suit. The Earth has a way of attempting to heal itself. I, for one, forgive her for what she's doing.The only sadness is that, as usual, the innocent suffer and die along with the guilty.
 

Mitchell D (82)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 6:53 pm
Comment at 7:20 AM:
That was supposed to be "...Monsanto of the retail world."
 

Kyle Ness (0)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 7:16 pm
It's not just walmart, it's every store that sells bottled water. Only times i buy a case of water in bottles is for harvest crew if they want water, often there is plenty left over to take with when going to Mexico. I really don't like the taste of bottled water.
 

Judy C (91)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 7:53 pm
I don't buy bottled water ever, and I only go to Walmart if I have no choice, a handful of times a year. I signed Angelika's petition. Walmart might improve their abysmal reputation if they would stop botting and selling this endangered resource. Thanks Dandelion and Angelika.
 

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 10:58 pm
N&S ...I have never bought bottled water. In AU I am pretty sure that most bottled water is spring water.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday May 13, 2015, 5:32 am
THANK YOU for signing our petition to stop Wal-Mart from bottling CA's precious water and selling it for profit!
 

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Wednesday May 13, 2015, 7:52 am
Noted! Signed the petition! AND I don't shop at Walmart.
 

Michael M (60)
Wednesday May 13, 2015, 11:08 pm
Um, dandelion, People do NOT buy theri water in bottles when there is a water shortage - they would give enough to walmart to own the earth - which it sort of wants to do.
People buy water bottles because they are afraid of water not in bottles, a lie perpetrated by the COke, Pepsis, Nestles, and others, including Walmarts.
Women buy them for their children because they HAVE TOO MUCH MONEY, and have no sense in their eternal quest for convenience and false safety , which two items have been causing the needless death of innocents for how long...?

If YOU buy premade foods, bottled water, if you buy guns or governments for "safety", you are making that moral wrong continue, YOU are then the killer of innocents.

I saw you plastic along an otherwise pristinge river this morning, your plastic water bottles, which are also on the beach, in the local forests, making you no better than a beer-swilling moron.

One thing in a mile - a water bottle. ther rest were elk, birds, mountain water, footprints of various innocents, wind, .
Water bottle.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 8:17 am
My plastic?, I don't buy water in plastic water bottles.....never have Michael. In fact I try to explain to people who do what they are contributing to....for as you say, it was another false bill of goods SOLD to the public by the various Corporations you mentioned that the bottled water was somehow better. In fact, I've placed many times the bottled water they were drinking was in fact worse than what they had coming out of their tap.

Yes, I realize that most people buy water in bottles because of other reasons. However, my point being on this particular instance, was that SOME people most likely were "buying" water from Walmart to offset the water they are being rationed to by the State or those who now find themselves with dry wells. Whereby compounding the situation.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 8:29 pm
Walmart Hardly surprising when it comes to doing the wrong thing.

I don't buy bottled water, what comes out of the tap is fine with me.
 

Don H (45)
Friday May 15, 2015, 9:00 am
Noted. Thank you, Dandelion.

Corporate abuse continues.
 

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (48)
Friday May 15, 2015, 3:49 pm
Just when i think that they can not sink any lower....
 

roxy H (350)
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 2:13 pm
I will post the posting i have on facebook here.. its not walmart , but it is nestle and has a great link to a petition and the link to all the brands .. one minute locating it.. please excuse my drama.. or not.. you know how i am my family 0.o
 

roxy H (350)
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 2:19 pm
Sign the pledge: Don't drink Nestlé water brands ( List Included) !

List of Nestlé brands >>>>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nestl%C3%A9_brands
 

roxy H (350)
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 2:19 pm
At a time when California faces one of the worst droughts on record, Nestlé is bottling water out of California's springs, aquifers and national forests to sell for profit.

In one case, it has continued pumping and selling water while using a permit that expired over 25 years ago.

Nestlé is unwilling to stop its practice of bottling water, even in drought-stricken areas. It is time for us as consumers to choose tap water over Nestlé water products.

Nestlé owns dozens of common bottled water brands, some that you probably see—and possibly drink—every day.

Sign the pledge by Corporate Accountability International, Daily Kos and Courage Campaign: Choose tap water instead of buying Nestlé water products!
I pledge to choose tap water instead of buying the following Nestlé products: Acqua Panna, Arrowhead, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Nestea, Nestlé Pure Life, Ozarka, Perrier, Poland Spring, Resource, S. Pellegrino, Sweet Leaf, Tradewinds and Zephyrhills.

http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=1367
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 4:59 pm
There has been other news posted about Nestle and petitions but this was uncovered about Walmart. It all adds up whoever is taking the water.
 

Gina Caracci (219)
Friday July 31, 2015, 6:52 pm
nestle and walmart will continue to do it as long as people buy it

STOP BUYING BOTTLED WATER...ITS TAP WATER
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 1:43 pm
Agree Gina, buying bottled water has been the biggest money making scam and depletes water from where it's needed.
 
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