Water Bottling in Arrowhead Springs


by : 
K.C. F.


Nestle has been bottling tens of millions of gallons of water every year since the 1980s, without a permit, in drought-stricken southern California. They are skating by with only having to pay a $624 fine for lack of permit, which is close to nothing compared to the value of the 62.5 million gallons of water they receive in return. I am interested in collecting the public opinion of the local population in the area. I hope to find a solution to this issue, whether that means raising the fine the company has to pay or finding other resolutions. I hope to synthesize other solution options through collaboration with locals through my survey.