The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will have the final say on an increase in water withdrawals by a Nestlé water bottling plant.
An administrative law judge decided the state’s decision to grant a permit to Nestlé to withdraw more water was proper.
The permit increased the amount of water that could be withdrawn from a well in Osceola County. It allows up to 400 gallons per minute increased from 250 gallons per minute.
Peggy Case is with a group that fought the permit for Nestlé, the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation.