By Dean L. Jones, CPM
A more heavily populated world requires more water. There is a convenient business growth away from building traditional water faucets in contrast to having a much greater access to expensive bottled water, sold by Nestlé, Coca Cola and Pepsi corporations. Big business is really eroding the basic substance of life for profit. For example, Nestlé grossed $10 billion selling just water, where their average cost is $10 for every $50,000 in sales.
Land ownership helps reduce the cost as the access to water begins with land. These companies that gross billions from bottled water pump out millions of cubic meters of water and call it special Our progress of adding water faucets in a civilized society is a forgotten quality of life essential. When I came up you were considered a baby if walked around with a bottle. Now in most situations it is a status symbol, particularly if the label carries spring water brand prestige.
Countries around the world are being exploited by not pushing for water faucets and free drinking resources to having to pay for purified ground water, sold exclusively in some cases under the Nestlé Pure Life brand. We need to consider assisting growing nations with quality plumbing that employs good old fashion water fountains. Similar to how builders have codes to install electrical outlets 12 feet o center when building a house, public water fountains perhaps every block when building cities.
In Lagos Nigeria millions of people are forced to get their water solely from paying for it from the bottle. Half of the budget given to the common person in Lagos has to go toward buying water. Companies like Nestlé are cleverly ‘earning’ net profits in excess of $10 billion and none of it is applied toward improving the quality of life for the very people that contribute to these corporate profits. The smart money would be to build better cities and thereby prevent disease, war, poverty, government collapse and the many other negative societal things that result from exploited nations.
Express your verbl rights before boosting corporate profits.