Nestle Drops Plan to Pump Water at Michigan Site

April 7, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

We’re guessing it’s in response to a growing outcry over the possible impact on the watershed that feeds the White River, but Nestle announced Thursday that they are dropping plans to pump water for their Ice Mountain brand from a site in Newaygo County. “Thursday’s announcement does not affect the company’s plans to start pumping water at a different West Michigan site. The state earlier this year approved Nestle’s plans to pump 70 million gallons of spring water annually from a site near the headwaters of two trout streams that flow into the Muskegon River near Evart.” Eric Gaertner on MLive.com. You can read much more extensive commentary on this issue on Tom Chandler’s Trout Underground.