indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
Native American Bank - Native people investing in Native communities
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Water bottling plant provides usage reports to Morongo Band

Filed Under: Business | Environment
More on: california, morongo, water
     


A view of the San Gorgonio Moontain in the San Bernardino Mountains of California. Photo by Ivanhny. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

A water bottling plant said it reports usage to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California but the tribe hasn't disclosed the information to the public.

Nestlé Waters started doing business on the reservation in 2002. The $26 million plant produces Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water and Nestlé Pure Life.

The company reports "all water use to the appropriate local governing bodies," a factory manager said in a letter to The Palm Springs Desert Sun. "In this particular case, that is the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which is recognized as a sovereign nation."

The letter came after the paper published a story that questioned how much water Nestlé uses. The factory manager said the company has drought mitigation plan that's based on a "rigorous monitoring program" of a spring that supplies the water for its products.

Nestlé used to provide annual reports of its water usage -- from a high of 1,366 acre-feet in 2002, when the plant opened, to a low of 595 acre-feet in 2005. The last report in 2009 said the plant used 757 acre-feet, or about 244 million gallons of water.

The spring at issue is located in Millard Canyon, where the tribe holds three licenses for water rights. The state is trying to cancel one of the tribe's licenses but those proceedings aren't expected to affect the Nestlé plant.

The state is in a prolonged drought.

Get the Story:
Nestle's Arrowhead bottling plant responds to aquifer story (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 7/23)
While California sips its scarce water, Nestlé gulps (Al Jazeera 7/22)

Related Stories:
Travis Armstrong: Newspaper unfairly targets Morongo Band (7/21)
Morongo Band won't disclose water usage from bottling plant (7/16)


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Lakota Country Times: Students witness history at #NoDAPL camp (8/30)
Vi Waln: Media distorts peaceful nature of sacred #NoDAPL camp (8/30)
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era (8/30)
Mark Trahant: Congressional hopefuls debate on Fort Peck Nation (8/30)
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities (8/30)
Native Sun News: Ruling awaited in Indian Child Welfare Act case (8/30)
Clara Caufield: An appreciation for a modern-day 'Teeth Woman' (8/30)
Native Sun News Editorial: Lands were taken from our ancestors (8/30)
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee and Sioux (8/30)
Mark Anthony Rolo: Tribes remain at mercy of bad federal policies (8/30)
Congressional hopeful seeks debate on South Dakota reservation (8/30)
Federal judge stays off Ute Tribe sovereignty suit despite protest (8/30)
Defenders of the Water School opens at pipeline resistance camp (8/29)
Dave Archambault: Stopping the desecration of our Mother Earth (8/29)
Lakota Country Times: Resisters dispute emergency declaration (8/29)
Mark Trahant: State erects roadblock at peaceful #NoDAPL camp (8/29)
Latoya Lonelodge: Witnessing history at Camp of Sacred Stones (8/29)
Jon Eagle: Land remains sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (8/29)
Albert Bender: Tribes join together at Camp of the Sacred Stones (8/29)
Steven Newcomb: Law of Christendom at play in #NoDAPL battle (8/29)
Arvol Looking Horse: Saving our Earth from energy development (8/29)
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on 4 bills (8/29)
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility (8/29)
Native Sun News: Youth learn about traditions with Native games (8/29)
Delphine Red Shirt: Taking control of teaching our own languages (8/29)
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (8/29)
Johnny Rustywire: Native youth are curious about their heritage (8/29)
Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trust (8/29)
Second switched at birth case uncovered at First Nation hospital (8/29)
Bishop Paiute Tribe urges patience after officer involved shooting (8/29)
Author in Virginia credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue (8/29)
Brian Fraser: Don't let tribes open casinos everywhere they want (8/29)
Trial slated to begin for death of Mohegan Tribe casino employee (8/29)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.