To the Editor,
Starting next year bottlers in B.C. will be charged a fee of $2.25 per million litres of water. One million litres is just short of the size of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. You may remember years ago when 7-Up called itself the un-cola. This is an un-fee.
Having paid its un-fee, Nestlé will then be free to sell that water back to us at around $412,500 per million litres.
The decision to charge bottlers for draining unlimited amounts of B.C. water came about in response to citizen’s complaints. Do the politicians who are imposing that un-fee imagine that they have addressed those complaints? I wonder which politicians were involved. I also wonder why anyone buys bottled water.