Chaffee County commissioners could decide tomorrow whether to allow Nestle to draw water from an aquifer near Nathrop and truck it to Denver for bottling. But as KRCC’s Eryn Gable reports, some area residents are hoping the commissioners will delay a decision until more is known about the project’s impacts.

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One Response to Chaffee County Residents Challenge Nestle

  1. PJ Reinbold says:

    Eryn,

    I listened to this piece on Nestle’s request to use spring water from Chaffee County, on NPR during this morning’s commute. There was mention of Nestle replacing the water used from these springs, with water from the City of Aurora. Years ago, I had heard that the Laramie-Foxhills aquifer would not be used for municipal water supplies; then more recently I heard that the City of Aurora had drilled into the Laramie-Foxhills. As you said, once the water is removed from these aquifers, it’s gone for good. My domestic well water comes from the Laramie-Foxhills, as does water for many of us in El Paso County, Elbert County, and much of eastern Colorado. I was dismayed to hear about Aurora’s use of this aquifer – which you may be able to confirm or deny with a small amount of research. Since these aquifers are non-replenishable, we should get as many years’ use of them as possible by conserving water usage from them now – therefore I’m not crazy about the plan to replenish Nathrop spring water with water that may be coming from the Laramie-Foxhills, or any other non-replenishable source.

    Nice article, by the way. 🙂 Thank you,
    Paula

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