The Chaffee Board of County Commissioner’s (BoCC) will hear the agreed-upon Nestle/BlueTriton Brands presentation of their annual report during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 19.
A decade ago, Nestle Waters North America was awarded a 1041 permit renewal to pump spring water from the Ruby Mountain Spring on property it owned bordering the Arkansas River. When renewal of the ten-year permit came around, environmentalists and those questioning what the company had done to improve the quality of life in Chaffee County.
The renewal of the permit last year was a month’s-long conflict, in which the water brand changed hands from Nestle Water to BlueTriton Brands (formed as a Wall street private equity group), and environmental concerns were raised throughout the county, state, and nation. Those concerns focused on the environmental wisdom of bottling water in single-use bottles, and the state’s continuing drought conditions.
For more Ark Valley Voice coverage of the protracted 1041 permitting process see: https://arkvalleyvoice.com/?s=Nestle+Waters
The hearing before the BoCC is scheduled for the Buena Vista Community Center, 715 East Main St., Tues, April 19. The BoCC agenda has it set for 1:00 p.m., but as in many instances on large BoCC agendas, that time is tentative.
Or, readers can Zoom in to the meeting virtually via this link: https://zoom.us/j/109079543
Those wishing to make written comments can do so until 12:00 noon on Friday, April 15 to the county commissioners and to the county administrative assistant at the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.