As the recent drought has shown, we simply do not have any extra water to export. Now more than ever, we need our water resources for residential and agricultural uses and to support our local salmon fishery.
Nestle’s proposal to bottle and export water from Hood River County is the first of what could be many attempts to export our county’s limited water supply.
As water becomes increasingly scarce and more corporations begin looking for new sources of water, we just can’t afford to become known as an area willing to sell off our water.
Protecting our water supply is not about stopping just one project. It's about setting the precedent that our water and the future of our community are so important and so intertwined that we are not willing to sell them off.