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California officials have taken steps to stop Nestlé from taking millions of gallons of water from the state’s San Bernadino Forest, which the company uses to bottle and sell its Arrowhead brand water, The Guardian reports. The state is experiencing a drought.

The cease and desist order still requires approval from the California Water Resources Control Board, but is a strong indicator of the continued discussion over water in the state between government, environmentalists, and corporate interests. State officials sent the company a letter about the issue.

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“During the state’s historic drought, the State Water Board’s Division of Water Rights received multiple complaints alleging that Nestlé’s continual water diversions depleted Strawberry Creek,” the board said in a statement. Strawberry Creek is a waterway that runs through San Bernadino.

Nestlé has had rights to the water since 1865 but investigations have found the company is drawing more than its share. A report found that the company withdrew 58 million gallons, well above the 2.3 million gallons limit.

“We have a limited amount of water,” said Julé Rizzardo, the assistant deputy director of the Division of Water Rights. “And as we face our second dry year in a row, it’s important that we use our authority to protect the municipal water supply and the environment.”

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