Erin, Ont., May 7, 2019 —Today, Nestlé Waters Canada presented a cheque for more than $34,000 to the Town of Erin as part of the Community Benefit Fund that was established in 2016. The fund goes toward supporting local initiatives and infrastructure projects.
Dr. Andreanne Simard, Nestlé Waters Canada’s Natural Resource Manager attended the Erin Council meeting on Wednesday May 7, 2019 to present the annual Erin Monitoring Report data from 2018. Immediately following her presentation Dr. Simard presented Mayor Alls with a cheque for the Nestlé Waters Canada Community Benefit Fund for $34,703. This amount equates to $.50 per 1,000 litres of water that Nestlé Waters Canada withdraws from the Hillsburgh well in 2018. All permits to take water in Ontario are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks.
“In addition to providing yearly scientific data to the Town of Erin for evidence-based groundwater management, the Community Benefit Fund builds on a history of Nestlé Waters Canada partnering with Erin, for public spaces recycling on Main Street and the Erin Skate Park and other community projects,” said Dr. Simard, Nestlé Waters Canada Natural Resource Manager.
“We are grateful to Nestlé Waters Canada’s commitment to giving back to the Erin community. The Community Benefit Fund provides the Town of Erin with a continuous and predictable revenue source to the Town for community infrastructure or programming,” said Mayor Alls.
Nestlé Waters Canada has been a proud member of this community for over 20 years and remains committed to having a positive impact on the communities where we live and work.
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