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Elko New Market's request to increase water use for bottling plant gets DNR's OK

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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The state's Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday it will allow Elko New Market to more than double the amount of groundwater it can pump each year, in preparation for a proposed Niagara water bottling facility. The approval means Elko New Market is permitted to increase the amount of water it pumps each year from 135 million gallons to 365 million gallons. The DNR's approval also included a requirement that the city make a plan to investigate and fix any well interference or water quality issues that arise as a...

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