Nestle water dispute gets more time for public comment

Mar 1, 2017

Michigan Officials are extending the time the public can comment on Nestle Ice Mountain’s request to pump more groundwater from Osceola County.

Public comment was scheduled to end on March 3rd.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality now says it wants more information from Nestle in order to develop a draft permit.

The DEQ is planning a public hearing on the draft, which is not yet scheduled.

Nestle Ice Mountain wants to increase its withdrawal rate from 250 gallons per minute to 400, for their bottling plant in the city of Stanwood.