Category: Drinking Water

From Aquifers to Plastic Bottles: Now is the time to weigh in on Nestlé Waters permit application

Posted on February 22, 2017 by

Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (Nestlé Waters) is proposing to more than double the amount of water they are taking at their White Pine Springs Site in Evart, Michigan — an amount that could damage area wetlands and protected plant and animal species. In 2009, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) ended a ten-year battle […]

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All About Water Meeting

Posted on February 15, 2017 by

If there’s one thing people in Flint and Detroit have in common, it’s passion. On February 1st, I had the honor of meeting with over 90 dedicated activists, lawyers, community organizers, funders, and leaders – all of whom share a deep desire to improve the quality and accessibility of water in their communities. The meeting, […]

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News on Nestle: DEQ overruled computer model

Posted on November 23, 2016 by

Yesterday, November 22, 2016, MLive posted the following article: DEQ overruled computer model that flunked Nestle groundwater bid “LANSING, MI — When the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ran the numbers on the proposed Nestle groundwater pumping increase near Evart, the computer model used to evaluate the effect such a large water withdrawal might have […]

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Nestle’s permit to pump more water

Posted on November 18, 2016 by

Michigan Radio outlines why Nestle’s permit to pump more water almost went unnoticed. Early in the week of November 28th, Freshwater Future will offer organizations in the basin the opportunity to sign onto comments. Learn how it almost went unnoticed with Michigan Radio’s story, available here:  Nestle’s permit to pump more water almost went unnoticed. State […]

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Update – Waukesha Diversion is Approved

Posted on June 21, 2016 by

Today, the Great Lakes Governors voted to allow the community of Waukesha, Wisconsin to divert water from Lake Michigan to supplement their water supply. Waukesha is the first municipality to be allowed to divert water under a provision of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (the Compact), which bans water diversions except […]

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