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The Chaffee Board of County Commissioners has scheduled the next chapter in the ongoing 1041 permit application by Nestlé  Waters North America at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. They will convene the public hearing as the 1041 Permit Authority in a session that is officially a continuation of their Nov. 10 public hearing.

On the agenda will be a review of a contract proposal to conduct an economic impact study of the company’s 1041 permit. The county concluded that it did not have this information, which was provided in 2009 during the initial permit consideration.

The permit is officially a commercial and rural request: a ten (10) year extension of an existing 1041 Permit for a spring water production process, and associated transmission pipeline and loading facility.

Under a 1041 permit approved by the county in 2009, Nestlé was approved to pump water from the Ruby Mountain Spring on its property, pipe it via its transmission pipeline to its pumping station in Johnson Village, and then truck it to their spring water bottling plant in metro Denver.

Given the surge in COVID-19 cases within Chaffee County, the session will be held as a virtual meeting on Zoom.

All documents regarding this hearing may be found on the Chaffee County Public Notice website at