Originally posted by CranialSponge
Anyone who's interested in the big bottled water scam, might be interested to watch this documentary called "Tapped".
Here's the trailer:
Bottled water seems to have become the fad thing these days, I'll never understand it... but for anyone who does regularly buy bottled water, perhaps this film will open your eyes.
And yet another documentary about the ugliness of water privatization called "Flow"
Here's the trailer for that one:
I think both are "must watch" documentaries.
Ugh, this topic angers me to no end.
I've made mental note of every Nestle product that I will no longer be purchasing... especially the ones I didn't even know Nestle owned.
Originally posted by johnb
The UK privatised water years back and most of us have the joy of 2 bills one from the 'supply' company and one from the 'waste/sewage' company.
However if you don't pay the water bill they are NOT allowed to cut your supply as water is a 'human right' of course if you don't pay you will get credit blacklisted and would probably face all sort of other problems - they'd get you somehow for something.
We are also encouraged to use rainwater in the garden/glasshouses and to collect it ourselves.
Originally posted by Nyiah
Wait a second before you get panties wedged in delicate areas, it's already not free. Granted, my rent bundles my cable & water in, but if the landlord doesn't pay the water bill, what don't I have coming through the pipes? If it's not paid for, I'm not entitled to it from the municipality. And there's already privatized water companies out there. Do we have no customers of American Water, or United Water on the board?
Big disclaimer: I can't view the video, so if he's calling for somehow making rainwater illegal to collect, good luck on that, bro.
edit on 4/21/2013 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)
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