In recent past, Nestle has been accused of wanting to line their fat pockets throughprivatization rather than being concerned for the planet or its people. In a documentary filmed last year that Nestle refused to participate in, they were accused of extracting ground water from small third world countries and using it for their bottled water brands.
Former CEO, Brabeck, claims that his issue with water is that as a human right we are only using 1.5 percent. The rest of the water is simply being wasted because people don't see the value in it. Brabeck feels that it is every governments obligation to privatize the water and distribute it in a way that everyone can have some. The question that stands to remain is whether or not Nestle would be willing to pay for the water that they currently get for free if it were privatized. It would no longer be free for them or anyone else.
Taylor Rios, a Texas resident also points out;
"The government has enough control over citizens of its country. To tell me I am only allowed to drink a certain amount of water or I can only use a set amount when I give my kids a bath or wash clothes is ridiculous. Yes, people waste water, but the majority of human beings are going to waste something. I prefer things the way they are... using what I need or want and paying the city for my usage. If this actually becomes a reality, what will be next... limiting the amount of food I can buy or only allowing me a certain amount of toilet paper I can use?"
It stands to reason, that water could never truly and fully be privatized. Even if all of the lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds were to be sucked dry for privatization, the world is made up of mostly water. We aren't going to suck up the oceans and filter it because we would be killing a vital food source of the world. If you dig deep enough, there is always water because the plant life depends on it. When it rains, that water can be filtered and used, and there are several plants that contain water themselves that can be consumed for water. Unless Nestle's former CEO's plan is to rape the land of everything that contains water, it sounds like his plan wasn't well thought out and even more poorly spoken aloud.
Lastly, many people already pay for water no matter the country they live in. The city collects water in reservoirs, wells, and other means and filters, cleans, purifies, and distributes the water as needed. People are already paying for their own water usage. What do you think of water privatization?