What’s the problem with Nestle not paying for water? How about beer, wine, soda, a cup of coffee or tea? There’s no difference, they all profit from selling water, only Nestle doesn’t add anything to it.
As others have said; charging for water makes it a commodity which, under NAFTA, could then be shipped to the USA and Mexico. Who really began this protest against but really for Nestle?
Nestle wants to buy and sell our water, but once a price is established and they pay more, we may eventually pay more too, bottled or not!