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Watch the Water Grab, California Warns Nestle

Nestle’s longstanding bottled-water operation in California sprang a leak this week after state regulators warned the Swiss business giant to drastically cut the water it pipes from the San Bernardino National Forest.

The notice follows a 20-month investigation by the State Water Resources Control Board sparked in part by public outcry over Nestle piping millions of gallons of Southern California spring water for its Arrowhead brand during a historic drought.

In 2016, a federal judge ruled that Nestle gave the U.S. Forest Service proper notice of its intent to renew a 1988 permit in a case brought by the Courage Campaign Institute and Story of Stuff Project.