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Meet the Professor

 

Water for Flathead’s Future is pleased to announce that one of our expert hydrologists, Dr. Tom Maddock, will be available to answer questions associated with the issues and what occurred at the Department of Natural Resource and Conservation hearing for Montana Artesian Water Company’s (MAWC) permit application.

 

Who: Dr, Thomas Maddock, Professor Emeritus, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, University Arizona.

 

When: 3:30 p.m.Saturday September 23rd

 

Where: Fairmont Egan School

 

See Map: 797 Fairmont Rd

Kalispell  MT

If you can arrive with your question pre-written it will be easier to go through as many questions as possible (this is not a requirement but we know there are many questions that will need to be addressed and this will save some time).

We hope you will be able to attend!

 


 

See the new KPAX Hearing Video

Watch Video Here

Hydrological models scrutinized in bottling-plant hearing

Click Here for Daily Interlake Article

 


Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

Click Here for Article

 


 The Montana Artesian Water Company’s plan to bottle Creston’s groundwater drew fresh scrutiny Tuesday morning.

 

See Sept 19th Daily Interlake Article

 

Click Here for Article

 


 

MT Artesian permit hearing opens Sept. 19th

Read the DNRC release HERE

 


 

Read our Sept 15th “The Good Fight Goes On” update Here

 


NOTE: CHANGE OF DNRC HEARING LOCATION AS OF SEPT 15th 1:30 PM

 

IMPORTANT: The public CAN attend the following hearing and we are asking for a strong showing. This is the permit that would allow MAWC to produce 1.22 billion bottles per year. Please come to the hearing to show the DNRC that Flathead County citizens want this permit denied!

 

NOTICE OF DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCE AND CONSERVATION HEARING FOR PERMIT APPLICATION NO. 76LJ-30102978 BY

MONTANA ARTESIAN WATER COMPANY

 

DATE: September 19-21, 2017 TIME: 9:00 a.m.

 

 NEW LOCATION:

 

FAIRBRIDGE INN & SUITES (FORMERLY OUTLAW HOTEL)

1701 HIGHWAY 93 SOUTH

KALISPELL, MT 59901

 


DEQ approves water bottling discharge permit

See this Link

 

We have 60 days to object to this permit which is a continued failure of the DEQ to protect us.

 

The DEQ permit means nothing if the people win before the DNRC.

 

The DNRC hearing is on September 19 at FVCC.

So don’t think this is a done deal…

 

Because it’s not!

 

 

Let’s continue to come together as a community to support to fight against this water theft!

 

 

 


 

Tuesday September 5th 2017, concerned citizens filled the county Commissioner’s chambers during the public comment period to let our voices be heard.  We were asking them once again to do the right thing and approve the Egan Slough Zoning district.

 

Once again our Commisioners refused to respond to their constituents.

The public comment narrative is located at this Audio Link.

 


 

 

Water for Flathead’s Future is a separate organization but we believe that this is a very worthy cause in support of maintaining a healthy and sustainable use of water in the Flathead Valley.
The following is a message from YES! for Flathead’s Farms and Water:

A Call to Action!

FLATHEAD COUNTY,  Let your County Commissioners hear your voice during their public comment period. 

 

APPROVE YES! FOR FLATHEAD FARMS AND WATER’S PETITION INITIATIVE TO EXPAND EGAN SLOUGH ZOING DISTRICT, NOW. 

Ask them to do the job they were elected for, and stand up for our constitutional rights to protect life and property, and stop supporting the the bottling plant that threatens the farm and water resources we all value in this beautiful valley.

 

WHERE: Flathead County Commissioners (Office 800 S. Main St)

 

WHEN: (Tues) Sept. 5th 

 

TIME: 8:30am  

 

 

*Our Flathead Country Commissioners still have until Sept. 8th to approve the Initiative and expand the Egan Slough Zoning District without having to put it on the June 5th ballot. The majority of Flathead county voters elected these Commissioners to office and the majority of Flathead County voters want them to expand the zone. 

This move by Commissioners would show that they are listening to the people they work for and hearing our message: We want them to expand the zone, now!

    

 

The Montana Artesian Water Company’s permit asks for an amount that would make it one of the largest water bottling plants in the U.S.

 

By Joe Brenneman //

 

Click below to read…

 

Large Permit for ‘Small Operation’


Opposition to Water Bottling Factory Goes Forward

See latest WFFF developments at link below… 

Click Here for Article


Flathead Voters will Decide Whether to Expand Special Zoning District that
Would Limit or Preclude Proposed Business Venture

 

According to the July 1, 2017, Flathead Beacon, a ballot initiative will move forward after the group Yes! For Farms and Water collected enough signatures to qualify its zoning proposal as a countywide ballot initiative, garnering support from more than 15 percent of Flathead County’s registered voters.

The Flathead Beacon, further states that the group launched its petition on March 29 in response to permits sought by Lew Weaver, the Creston man interested in turning his farmland into the Montana Artesian Water Company.

Click Here for Article


Great New Article, look under News or click below…

Where Nestlé Guzzles Water, Michigan Neighbors Take Exception

 

This is an interesting article about a Nestlé bottled water factory in Stanwood, Michigan that produces up to 1,200 bottles a minute. The factory is served by seven nearby wells drawing up to 250 gallons of spring water a minute.

 

Keep in mind, as you are reading this article, that on page 25 of the DNRC permit application “The Montana Artesian Water Company” intends to bottle 450 gallons per minute which is almost twice as much as the Michigan plant. Click Here for Article


 

Sign the petition!

 

The group,

Yes! For Flathead Farms and Water

Is collecting signatures on a petition to place initiative 17-01 on the ballot this fall.

 

If successful, Flathead County voters will have the opportunity to vote on Resolution 1594C to add property to the Egan Slough Zoning District to preserve the agricultural character of the area and limit incompatible uses.

If this resolution passes, industrial facilities, such as water bottling factories, would not be permitted within the expanded district.

It would also preserve prime Creston farmland and the scenic setting along the Flathead River.

 

Volunteers are needed to collect signatures on election day and until the 27th of June.

 

Please contact Amy Waller at amywmontana@gmail.com if you can help.

 


Please Donate to Water For Flatheads Future

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Every little bit helps! Please donate what you can! Help us keep up the fight!

 


 

Read the latest WFFF updates at this link…

Water Bottling Opposition Goes Forward

 


 

SB 215 Voted down! More on that later… In the mean time,
watch Tapped…

Per a Montana DNRC report,  Montana Artesian Water Co. will affect over 2000 wells within a 6.8 mile radius! View map of impacted wells here > 

Who We Are

 Flathead Valley concerned citizens

Our Message

Let’s look before we leap!

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Water for Flathead’s Future is a grass roots organization that advocates sustainable use of our surface and underground water resources to assure that the needs of the people, fish and wildlife of the Flathead Valley of Montana can be met now and for generations to come.

Halt the Creston, Montana Water Bottling Plant!