One to Watch: Nestle Water
A study investigates an expired Special Use Permit allowing Nestlé Waters North America to collect year-round spring water from Strawberry Creek in San Bernardino National Forest. The water is transported through steel pipes on Forest Service lands to private storage tanks. Since 1947, a total of 4,247,454,000 gallons of spring water have been transported and sold as Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water. Special Use Permits for this system date back to 1929, with no recorded water quantity extraction at that time.