Bottled water manufacturer turns on the science
And there is a lot of science, as well.
It is preparing a report on the water monitoring science it carries out, part of its permit renewal process.
The company hosted a stakeholders presentation Tuesday morning, and a media briefing Tuesday afternoon at the Puslinch Community Centre, just up the road from the company’s Aberfoyle bottling plant.
Nestlé has just two active wells in the county, one near its Aberfoyle plant, the other in Hillsburgh, just outside of Erin.
That data shows that pumping levels fluctuate annually, and even daily, depending on demand for bottled water.
Water levels are constantly monitored, Neville said.
The company carries it out at both sites to determine if there are any long-term changes to the biological communities present near the water source.
Consistently since 2007, those ecosystems have consisted of 90 per cent native species.
Rob Aitken was asked if there was cause for concern related to any invasive species.
Neville was asked about the impacts of drought on the water quantities in the aquifers.