Flathead bottling plant, DNRC appeal ruling to Supreme Court

Flathead bottling plant, DNRC appeal ruling to Supreme Court

News Type: State Source: Missoulian
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The legal fight over a Flathead County water-bottling plant is headed to the Montana Supreme Court.

Two months ago, Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Kathy Seeley voided Montana Artesian Water Company’s permit to withdraw up to 710 acre-feet of water — an acre-foot is the amount of water to cover an acre of land 1 foot deep — per year from the aquifer near Creston. On Tuesday, attorneys for both the company and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) appealed that ruling to the Supreme Court.