SOUTH SACRAMENTO —
In the darkness of the early morning hours protesters gathered at the driveway of the Nestlé water bottling plant.
Armed with signs and props like torches and pitch forks they made their position known.
Environmental and water rights activists blockaded all truck entrances to the plant.
This is a similar scene to a protest back in October of last year. The plan this morning was to shut down the company’s operations.
At issue: the amount of water the company uses to sell for profit, especially during a drought.
But Nestle says they are in compliance, and pay the same rate for water as any other metered business or manufacturer in the city of Sacramento.
Nestlé’s spokesperson went on to say the company believes in people’s right to protest and that like all businesses in California they are looking at ways to conserve.
In 2014 Nestlé says it used 50 million gallons from the Sacramento Municipal Water Supply, which they say is a fraction of one percent of total water demand within the city of Sacramento.