After six years of surprisingly contentious and frustrating attempts to bottle the glacier-fed spring water flowing in the small Northern California town of McCloud, Nestlé is giving up.
With Nestlé’s announcement to withdraw its water bottling facility plans only four days old and a public hearing on the issue of raising district water service rates, it was no surprise that last Monday’s McCloud directors meeting was packed.
With a public hearing for protest against a proposed water rate increase scheduled first, many residents presented their concerns on the issue.
McCloud, Calif. -
Nestlé Waters North America has decided to withdraw its proposal to build a bottling facility in McCloud.
The decision followed what Nestlé Waters described as “a thorough analysis of its business operations in Northern California,” including the new facility the company has secured in Sacramento that it sees as a replacement for the production expected from McCloud.
McCloud, Calif. -
There are no plans to pull out of McCloud quite yet, which was reported in Monday’s Siskiyou Daily News, according to Dave Palais, Nestlé Waters North America’s natural resources manager for Northern California.
Palais, who has been involved with the plans for a bottling plant in McCloud for several years, said in an interview Monday that Nestlé has selected a site in Sacramento for a new proposed bottling facility, but the impact that facility will have on plans for McCloud is yet to be analyzed.
Nestlé Waters North America Inc. will pump $14 million into the local economy to convert a warehouse in the Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park into a two-line water bottling plant.
The company announced Friday that it will create by early next year a bottling plant that will employ about 40 people. The plant will be created from 214,434 square feet of existing warehouse space on Younger Creek Drive in Sacramento.
Letter from Protect Our Waters to the McCloud Community Services District summarizing implications of Save Tara ruling on negotiating contracts before CEQA process is completed.
Effect of the California Supreme Court’s Decision in Save Tara v. City of West Hollywood on Potential Nestle ContractSubmitted by admin on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 01:00
Memorandum regarding effect of the California Supreme Court’s Decision in Save Tara v. City of West Hollywood on potential nestle contract.
Nestlé Waters North America To Begin New Contract Negotiations With McCloud Community Services DistrictSubmitted by admin on Fri, 08/08/2008 - 00:00
McCloud, CA –Nestlé Waters North America announced today that it is stepping out of its initial contract to purchase spring water from the McCloud Community Services District and looks forward to negotiating a new contract with the District. The new contract will better reflect the company’s smaller project now envisioned in McCloud and community feedback on this proposal.
The Protect Our Waters Coalition Releases the Following Statement Regarding Nestle's Action to Cancel its ContractSubmitted by admin on Tue, 08/05/2008 - 00:00
McCloud, CA – The Protect Our Waters Coalition (composed of the McCloud Watershed Council, California Trout, and Trout Unlimited) is pleased to learn that Nestlé Waters North America has agreed to cancel its contract with the McCloud Community Services District (District) to build a water bottling facility in the town of McCloud.
Statement from Protect Our Waters Coalition regarding Attorney General Warns Neslte of Legal Challenge to Water Bottling PlantSubmitted by admin on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 00:00
The Protect Our Waters Coalition (composed of the McCloud Watershed Council, California Trout, and Trout Unlimited) agrees fully with the California Attorney General’s letter to the Siskiyou County Planning Department regarding the wide-ranging problems associated with the proposed Nestlé water bottling plant in McCloud.