Tweed Water Alliance Inc fights water mining – “ground water extraction” in the language of the industry – for bottling for profit.
Our groundwater is at risk
We believe there’s far more to this than meets the eye. If you pay for an impact study, the study says what the money says. It’s simple. There is no valid research supporting extracting groundwater for bottling.
In other countries the precedent is set. Water bottlers have bled groundwater dry.
We’re fighting the extraction of water from a world heritage water table for the profit of a few. The Tweed Shire and its communities see absolutely no economic, social or environmental benefit. In fact we – ratepayers – are paying for the road damage. It’s costing us.
That this water goes into single use disposable plastic bottles is the appalling end result of greed. One of the water takers is bottling the bore water in glass in an attempt to sustain the nonsense that it’s somehow healthful and pristine.
Same greed, same bullshit, different container.
Then there’s the issue of enormous trucks. They do unreasonable damage to roads and the amenity of our home environment. Our peace and the disproportionate wear on our roads is the cost of water mined and transported for someone else’s profit.
Nobody except the water miners and transport companies benefit. they provide no jobs for the local community.