Nestle Waters’ bottled water does not meet the definition of an “essential service,” according to a decision Tuesday from the Michigan Court of Appeals.

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Federal Geologists are in Osceola County to monitor water levels that could be affected by Nestle’s water withdrawals. A move that environmental groups say should have happened months ago.

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State grant funding is going toward testing for contamination in four sites in Osceola County.

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An environmental group announced Wednesday they will challenge the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s permit approval for increased water withdrawals in Osceola Township.

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Environmental groups and local officials say the fight isn’t over to keep Nestle from putting a new pumping station near Evart, Michigan.