While the McCloud Services District has no contract with Nestle Waters, it’s clear Nestle’s knocking at the door; they want to sign a new contract before 2009 is finished (after stepping out of the old one, apparently without warning the board).
The tiny rural town – which was just starting to breathe a little in the last nine months – has been plunged righ back into the Nestle Water Wars by the multinational, which heard repeated requests from residents for a “little breathing space.”
Nestle shows every sign of being willing to simply grind this one out, and why not? The potential profits from a McCloud bottling plant are huge, which explains the kind of money they’ve been willing to sink into the project.
More to come on this one.