"Cover Story" piece on the exploitation of Maine's groundwater. Poland Spring B
"Cover Story" piece on the exploitation of Maine's groundwater. Poland Spring Bottling Co., which is owned by Nestle Corp. through its Perrier subsidiary, disclosed to Maine's Department of Environmental Protection this month that it is seeking permission for a two-phase well field at the site of its new bottling plant in Hollis, with a projected annual yield of 398 million gallons of water. Together with its existing and approved wells in Poland, that would bring its pumping capacity to 874 million gallons, and would make Poland Spring one of the largest groundwater pumpers in the state. Only seven water districts in the state would still be larger, and they all pump surface water. At about $1 a liter, bottled water can be extremely profitable and state senator Peter Mills, R-Skowhegan, one of the Legislature's leading tax reform advocates, questions why the state has exempted natural resources from taxation.
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Burnett, Lee, ""Cover Story" piece on the exploitation of Maine's groundwater. Poland Spring B" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4086.
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