On Tuesday June 28, 2016, an overflow crowd of 400 plus attended the Sumter County commissioners’ meeting in the Colony Cottage Recreation Center in the Villages. People attended because they were concerned about a water […]
Our Santa Fe River began in 2007 as a group of regular people that wanted to stop four water bottling operations on the Santa Fe River in North Florida. We did just that. Since then, we’ve evolved into an organization determined to Protect Our Water.
Protecting water quality and quantity is a local and regional issue that affects people around the world. Whether from excessive water use or uncontrolled contaminants, our water needs to be protected from businesses and individuals that don’t seem to care about the effects they have on local water resources. They don’t seem to care about the people’s rights to use those water resources. They don’t seem to care about the environment that they harm.
BE INFORMED. Join us in helping others understand the issues by understanding the issues yourself. Below is a list of some of those issues and some recent posts about them. Below that you’ll find all the articles we’ve published about bottled water. There’s a treasure trove of information about what we’ve done to protect our water and the science behind it. Please read on.
- Water bottling depletes our springs and aquifer which are already damaged
- Eliminating bottled water is easiest step to starting springs recovery
- State Fails To Protect, Then Pays To Restore Springs
- NESTLE HEARING UPDATE From Florida Springs Council
- Seven Springs Water Co., Ginnie & Money, ACCORDING TO JAKE
- Does Florida’s Water Spring Eternal?
- Bottling Permit Would Contribute To Ginnie Springs’ Demise
- Protect Water Supply From More Bottling
- Not One Drop More
- Bottling Permit Risks Harm To Environment – Gainesville Sun Editorial
- Time to end the corporate giveaway of Florida’s water | Editorial
- Largest Hydrologic Restoration Project Ever Undertaken In The United States.
- Spring water belongs to everyone, not just private corporations
- Story Of Stuff: Our Water Is Not For Sale
- Does Florida’s Water Spring Eternal?
- Bottled Water Archives – Page 7 of 31
- The Great Water Grab: Wall Street Is Buying Up The World’s Water
- Taxpayers will be responsible for bill when Florida’s springs run dry
- The Fight To Stop Nestlé From Taking America’s Water To Sell In Plastic Bottles
- It’s Our Water. Many Are Outraged That Florida Gives It Away To Corporations. | The Buzz
- Your tap water is probably more pure and healthier
- The plastic bottles pollute the world and put our health at risk
- Coca-Cola, Nestlé, And PepsiCo Named Top Plastic Polluters For The Second Year In A Row
- Study: Plastic Pollution Increases Ocean Acidification
- Nestle Bottled Water Contains PFAS
- Chemical Used To Line Plastic Bottles Is Linked To Premature Death
- Nestlé Pollutes Rivers With More Than Plastic | Our Santa Fe
- Plus Plastic: Microplastics Found In Global Bottled Water, Nestle Is Worst
- Nestle And Others Sued For Plastic Pollution
- Read Here What Nestle’s Plastic Bottles Are Doing To Our Planet
- Nestle Among World’s Three Greatest Plastic Polluters
- Bottles are shipped away and the water is removed from our water cycle
- Bottling water is not in the public interest
Help protect our aquifer and tell the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners that the citizens do not want a water bottling plant sucking water for free out of the aquifer, and trucking it away […]
On August 20, 2014 at 09:40AM, jsq at WWALS Watershed Coalition published the following article: That magic word “jobs” sucked up water from one of north Florida’s most famous springs: Madison Blue Spring, very familiar […]
If you haven’t read this article from Our Town, Summer 2013, it’s high time you did. Thank you Mary Goodwin and Our Town for being a voice for Our Santa Fe River!
Permit Withdrawn: 11/16/2010 The information sent by Suwannee River Water Management District yesterday (read letters here) regarding the permit application for “Lily Springs” Bulk Water Transfer permit was a procedural matter. According to Florida Statute […]
Permit Denied: 11/9/2010 OSFR is pleased that SRWMD staff has committed themselves to put the denial of Lily Springs Bulk Transfer Station in writing and update the SRWMD Board Members with data and material for the monthly Board meeting. The Governing […]