Nestlé Waters Encourages Enhanced Community Dialouge With Additional Community Office Hours in Puslinch

To Press Releases listOct 7, 2016

Starting October 24, 2016, Nestlé Waters Canada will host community office hours on a bi-weekly basis at the Puslinch Community Centre located at 23 Brock Road South, Puslinch, Ontario. The addition of new community office hours in Puslinch will make us more accessible to address the questions of local residents in Puslinch and Guelph. The decision to relocate some of our community office hours to Puslinch happened after we attended the September 26, 2016 session of Guelph Council and actively listened the questions raised by Council and members of the community.  

“As a Puslinch resident, I am excited to open our community office hours to my neighbours and fellow residents,” said Andreanne Simmard, Natural Resources Manager. “The community has not only been the home of our operations for the last 15 years, it is home to almost all of our over 300 employees. As someone who has studied water my whole life, I am proud to be a part of a community that cares so much about water and its sustainability.”

Nestlé Waters Canada embraces the opportunity to continue our science-based discussion on issues of importance to residents living in Wellington County. We agree that water is a precious resource. And that water, its sustainability, and the policies surrounding its pricing are issues that need to be addressed. We will continue to be active participants identifying solutions to fix the challenges with the permitting and pricing system, while continuing to invest in data to inform a science-based dialogue. 

Since July 2015, Nestlé Waters has held over 100 community office hours in Elora. Over the year, hundreds of local residents have attended to learn about Nestlé Waters’ proposed pump test permit and conditional offer to purchase the Middlebrook Water Co, a property that had been for sale for almost a decade.

Community open office hours in Elora and Aberfoyle change weekly. They are uploaded to our website are advertised in the Wellington Advertiser.