Category: Water Talks

Nestlé 1041 Permit Renewal Stirs Chaffee Controversy – Again

Chaffee County Commissioners regularly have to handle controversial issues – development of land, land use regulations, health regulations in the COVID-19 pandemic, to name only some.

The proposed renewal of a 1041 permit to allow Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) to continue to pump water from the Ruby Springs Aquifer in the north county is one of the more contentious issues to come before the commissioners in recent history.

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Greg Felt Appointed to Colorado Water Conservation Board

“What has been happening is a recognition and an understanding that these upper basins of our major river systems of the state are where the big, forested watersheds are. A lot of those are like ours – not in the best of health and at risk for wildfire. We need to focus more attention on those challenges, as we’ve done through the Envision process here.”
Greg Felt
Just appointed to the Colorado Water Conservation Board

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