Fights around public water are popping up throughout the United States and around the world. Everyday citizens are working to ensure and preserve clean water access in their communities and to secure public water sources, systems and infrastructure against privatization.
The Story of Stuff Project is a firm believer in safeguarding the commons for public good. Our Unbottle Water campaign supports communities around the United States and Canada fighting to protect public water sources from the aggressive privatization efforts of companies like Nestlé Waters as they push to secure new sources of water for bottling.
Michiganders are Leading the Way to Taking Back Public Water
Nestlé faces an uphill battle in Michigan as it attempts to draw more water from a well in Osceola County. Across the state, people are pushing back and our collective citizen muscles are building a movement too powerful to ignore.
Goldendale Goes Nestlé Free
After Cascade Locks turned Nestlé away, other cities in the Pacific Northwest continue to stand up to the multinational corporation to protect their water.
In Montana, Citizen Muscle vs. Water Bottlers
Residents and activists in Flathead Valley, Montana, are one step closer to stopping a water bottling plant proposal in their scenic community!
Nestlé's Chief Sustainability Officer Makes Curious New Claim
CBS Los Angeles aired a segment about Nestlé’s Arrowhead water bottling operation in the San Bernardino National Forest after a recent roadside protest by local activists brought the issue back to the media’s attention.
Nestlé: Prove Your Right To Our Water
Nestlé pumps up to 162 million gallons of water from the San Bernardino National Forest every year, claiming a water right stemming from their corporate predecessors. It's time we stop taking them at their word.
Oregon Activists Take on Nestlé–And Win
Aurora del Val catalyzed her community's fight against Nestlé’s plans to bottle millions of gallons of local water. She thinks you can too.
Clean Water Doesn't Happen By Chance: Save the EPA
Gutting the EPA will destroy decades of progress we’ve made around the country to protect public drinking water, clean up the air, and reduce our exposure to thousands of toxic chemicals.