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.
YOU’RE HERE BECAUSE YOU CARE. NOW IT’S YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
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?
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- 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
This article is somewhat strange but it reaches a conclusion that we would expect. No matter how the issue is viewed or broken down, bottled water is bad for our environment in many different […]
So where do the empty bottles go that BlueTriton Brands produces at the potential of six thousand per minute? I don’t think they are recycled. They go on the ground, they are thrown out of […]
OSFR president Kristin Rubin reports on the fundraiser on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Gainesville: There was a great turnout at the Save the Soul of the Santa Fe River fundraiser concert Sat. evening at […]
This endeavor is certainly progress toward alleviating our terrible problem of plastic waste. Taking the symbols off products which are not recyclable is good, but Nestle does something that is very sneaky. […]
Fight the Water Bottling Permit at Heartwood Soundstage Saturday, September 11th, 2021, the Florida Springs Council (FSC) will host an outdoor benefit concert called “Save the Soul of the Santa Fe River” at Heartwood Soundstage, […]
New research gives even more reasons to reject bottled water. Biased leaders in our state who love money more than clean water should open their minds to this article as well as think about Florida’s […]
We celebrate this new law hoping especially that BlueTriton will find it unprofitable to continue taking the peoples’ water and selling it back to them. We have hope that this might happen in […]
The following guest editorial appeared in the July edition of the Observer and we thank Barbara Llewellyn for publishing this in its entirety. Dark Clouds Form Over Ginnie Springs In 1998, the Suwannee River […]
This article does not mention One Rock’s partner, Metropoulos & Company, nor have we seen the arrangement they have for sharing the old Nestle Waters North America holdings. At any rate this article shows that […]
“Moreover, BlueTriton signifies the Company’s continued commitment as an independent business to sustainability and high-quality products and services.” We take issue with the above statement because the water pulled from the aquifer at Ginnie […]