Bottled water companies will start paying higher fees in August

Bottled water companies in the province are going to have to start paying for the privilege of taking our groundwater.

The province announcing fees for bottlers of water will increase from a mere $3.71 for a million litres of groundwater taken to $503 per million litres, starting August 1st.

The Wynne Liberals were forced to act after an outcry in the Guelph region.

Opponents were up in arms after Nestle bought a well in Centre Wellington township, the town wanted to buy, in order to meet the needs of its growing community.