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Site of the the proposed Montana Artesian Water Company bottling plant near Creston, MT.
Nicky Ouellet

 UPDATE: Friday, September 22: The public hearing record remains open pending closing briefs from counsel and Montana Artesian Water Company owner Lew Weaver's testimony. Weaver's testimony is optional to the proceedings.

 

The DNRC's 90-day decision period will not commence until the record closes. Hearing examiner David Vogler will meet on a conference call with the parties' counsel on Wednesday, Sept. 27 to determine next steps in this matter.

Water bottle.
(PD)

The second day of testimony in Kalispell today regarding a permit for a proposed water bottling plant in the Flathead Valley saw mostly expert witnesses.

Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is holding the hearings, and will determine whether to allow Lew Weaver’s Montana Artesian Water Company to draw up to 710 acre feet of water a year.

One section reserved for objectors at the September 19 public hearing on the proposed Creston water bottling plant in Kalispell.
Olga Kreimer

Close to 200 people showed up to the first day of hearings in Kalispell Tuesday about whether the state should permit a water bottling plant near Creston in the Flathead Valley. The Montana Artesian Water Company is asking to draw up to 710 acre-feet of groundwater for that per year.

Site of the the proposed Montana Artesian Water Company bottling plant near Creston, MT.
Nicky Ouellet

A public hearing on a proposed water bottling plant in the Flathead Valley starts Tuesday morning in Kalispell. Montana’s Department of Natural Resources is holding the hearing to determine whether to grant a water right to the Montana Artesian Water Company.

Montana Artesian Water Company obtains DEQ permit for a facility that would produce 1.2 billion bottles of water each year.
Nicky Ouellet

Plans for a water bottling plant outside Kalispell moved one step closer to fruition Tuesday. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued a wastewater discharge permit for the Montana Artesian Water Company. It’s one of two permits the plant needs to open.

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