Ontario proposes to boost water bottler fee by $500 per million litres taken

By Allison Jones, Ottawa Citizen, January 18, 2017

TORONTO - Ontario is proposing to charge water-bottling companies a little over $500 per million litres taken from the ground, amid a broader debate over the province's stewardship of the natural resource.

Some environmental groups applauded the announcement as another step in the right direction, while others called for an all-out ban on bottling and selling groundwater for profit, but the industry noted that water bottlers are responsible for a small fraction of water-taking permits.


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