Drought ridden California has been at the center of a major battle of which companies are still drawing water from its supplies for bottling and sale to the public. The Guardian is now reporting that following calls for Nestle to halt its bottling operations in the state and a large amount of public concern about the failure to renew permits for its water pipeline Wal-Mart has now been accused of selling municipal water for profit. Local news outlets in Sacramento are now claiming the municipal water supplies of the city are being bottled and sold across the west coast of the USA in Wal-Mart stores.
The problems The Aspire New Brunswick and lawmakers have with this bottling and resale operation is that state Governor Jerry Brown has introduced new laws requiring a 25 percent fall in water use across California. Environmental groups and lawmakers are now demanding increased rules and regulations be introduced to halt the practice of municipal water supplies being bottled and sold by private companies. There is little oversight in place to halt these practices in California where the residents of San Francisco are hoping to halt the opening of a bottling plant by the Crystal Geyser company.