posted on May, 10 2013 @ 05:37 PM
If water is not a private commodity, then the government owns it. Do you want the government to own all the water?
I have a 100' private water well, pumping up my ground water for my use. I own the mineral rights and that should include the water (it doesn't
count as a mineral though). Nestle can do the same thing if they want to, but if it is damaging the water table, they shouldn't be pumping all that
water. They need to be subject to extremely tough regulations and be shut down if they continue to damage the water table or try to monopolize the
water supply. Of course they have the money to challenge or change laws and I'm sure there are many politicians in their back pocket.
I like owning my water, that's privatization, if the government owns it or has it in trust, then I would have to pay for my water use just the same
as someone with processed municipal water. I pump it and use it at my expense and have been authorized to do so by my local government when I had my
well put in. The surface water is already in government trust, so if I use the water from the stream on my property, that is a different case. I
can't put up a dam or a fish pond on that stream as it is part of a watershed and not my water, it is everyone's water that is in state trust and
under their control.