The Eldred Township Zoning Board is holding hearings regarding the application by Nestle`/Deer Park to withdraw water from the Gower property on Buckwha Creek at a rate of 200,000 gallons per day every day, for a ten year lease period. Included will be 60 tanker truckloads a day, at all hours.
This is a very convoluted story- we are including some links that should help to clarify things. An excellent article can be found at http://www.truth-out.org/news/
A local citizen- led group that opposes Nestle`/ Deer Park has formed as well. They can be found at http://eccostar.org/. The citizens of Eldred Township are vastly opposed to this project- it is a blatant attempt to steal their drinking water, and APWC is in opposition to Nestle` Deer Park as well.
The Eldred Township Zoning Board will be holding ongoing meetings to address the application on 5/18, 6/15, and 7/20. These meetings will be held at the Eldred Firehouse, 7pm.