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To: Environment Canterbury

Save Christchurch’s water, stop the water bottle exports

Save Christchurch’s water, stop the water bottle exports

We call on Environment Canterbury to immediately revoke the companies permission to suck up billions of litres of precious drinking water.

Why is this important?

Newshub revealed last year that a water bottling company has drilled a 170m deep bore hole into the pristine aquifer that supplies Christchurch’s drinking water.

The company, Cloud Ocean Water, plans to suck 1.6billion litres of water out of the aquifer each year, bottle it in a mega factory, and export it for private profit overseas.

Now Cloud Ocean Water has revealed it has bought land for a second factory. The company has purchased a site at 55 Belfast Road and lodged a resource consent application for a water bottling plant.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Christchurch City Council warned that drilling the bore risks contaminating the drinking water for people living in the city.

It’s time we put people and our precious planet first and stop this private company profiting off our pristine water supply. Sign the petition.

In 2017 experts warned that levels in Christchurch’s aquifer were getting dangerously low - putting at risk the city's drinking water supply. We mustn’t let a private company drain the town supply and export it untaxed.

The company could earn $12m each day, or $4.3billion per year, off the public resource they pay nothing to use.

Sign the petition to stop the exports of our pristine water.

Aotearoa Water Action are crowdfunding to help cover court costs to stop the bottling. Support them by donating here: Aotearoa Water Action 38 9019 053 0141 00

Reasons for signing

  • Because NZ natural resources should not be sold off to foreign nationals at cheap prices
  • Tired of NZ's best assets been sold offshore. Also, Chch is in a drought-prone region. They need all the water they can get in Summer, not have it pilfered by some offshore company. Plus, whatever happened to the Government and New Zealanders trying to reduce plastic waste. This flies in the face of all of that. Not impressed at all!
  • It is our water not any other country's it's for new Zealand not China


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