Nestlé Waters Canada Submits Permit to Take Water (PTTW) Renewal Application for Aberfoyle Source

To Press Releases listApr 11, 2016

Guelph, ON - Nestlé Waters Canada has submitted a Permit to Take Water (PTTW) renewal application for the Aberfoyle water source with the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). The renewal application requests no increase to the current water taking limit over a ten year period. The submission included all year-over-year technical environmental monitoring data.

Nestlé Waters Canada’s Aberfoyle factory has operated sustainably for the last 15 years. Over this time, Nestlé Waters Canada has built a robust data-driven source monitoring program to ensure the sustainability of the water. Water withdrawals are highly regulated and Nestlé Waters employs third-party experts using sound scientific methodologies to manage for long-term sustainability.

Within the next few weeks, MOECC will publish the application on the Ontario Environmental Registry (EBR) for public review and comment. Following the standard 30 day regulatory consultation period, MOECC will review the comments in accordance with the Environmental Bill of Rights. Based on these results, MOECC will decide on the Aberfoyle source PTTW renewal.

To supplement MOECC’s technical and rigorous evaluation process, Nestlé Waters Canada will continue to host conversations across the Puslinch community with local municipal officials and environmental authorities. Over the coming months, the company will help build a shared understanding of the scientific practices used to ensure long-term water sustainability.

In a separate process, with the same focus on water stewardship, we have applied for a pump test to evaluate a potential supplementary well in Elora (Middlebrook source). This test aims to ensure that the source can be operated in a sustainable manner and meets our internal requirements.

For project updates, please visit http://www.nestle-waters.ca.

About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is affiliated with Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 400 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

For further information, please visit our web site at http://www.nestle-waters.ca  or contact:
corporateaffairs@ca.nestle.com or 416-218-2688.