This is That

Meet a Canadian making thousands of dollars smuggling water into the U.S.

In this documentary we learn about a burgeoning group of Canadians who are profiting off of Canada’s water wealth by smuggling it into the United States.
(Francisco Ramos Mejia / Stringer)

In Canada, water touches every facet of our lives — connecting our economy, our ecosystems and the health of our communities. We are a nation known around world as being "water-rich."  In this documentary, we learn about a burgeoning group of Canadians who are profiting off of Canada's water wealth by smuggling it into the United States.

Chase Holden is a self-proclaimed "Jug Runner" who says Canadian water south of the border is now more valuable than marijuana.

We got what everybody needs … water!- Chase Holden, water smuggler

"I load up my car three days a week with 50-two litre bottles of water and sell it for hundreds of dollars to an American buyer," says Holden. "They can't get enough of it." 

Peter Oldring rides along with Holden on a "jug run" into the U.S. and learns about his plans to expand.

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