Groundwater withdrawals

SWMTU’s position on groundwater withdrawal

During the March 6, 2007 SWMTU board meeting, the board officially adopted the following position regarding groundwater withdrawals in Michigan:

“The Schrems West Michigan Chapter of Trout Unlimited is opposed to all groundwater withdrawals that negatively impact our coldwater resources.”

The board continues to follow the progress of Nestle/Ice Mountain and other groups interested in using groundwater in Michigan.

On March 15, 2007, Dave Smith, president of SWMTU, submitted a public comment to the DEQ regarding Nestle’s recent application to obtain groundwater near Twin and Chippewa Creeks.

To learn more, view the presentation regarding a groundwater withdrawal assessment tool.