Save Our Groundwater (SOG) is a New Hampshire Seacoast-based citizens action organization dedicated to protecting water in the public trust. We formed in 2001 in response to a bottled water company’s application to take more than 400,000 gallons/day from the aquifer underlying our rural communities; not one drop was ever bottled and the company’s state permit for mining the water expired July 1, 2014. Join us in celebrating  thirteen years of protecting our water–sign up for our email updates by writing to SOG at saveourgroundwater [at] gmail [dot] com and help the movement grow by becoming a member.


Save Our Groundwater remarks on the July 1st expiration of USA Springs, Inc.’s Large Groundwater Withdrawal Permit


Save Our Groundwater, the Seacoast grassroots organization that proved people have the power to impact the law and make lasting changes, is still around to savor the day the USA Springs, Inc. large groundwater withdrawal permit expired July 1. To download the full statement, click here. read more »

Securities and Exchange Commission issues news release concerning fraud charges against former USA Springs, Inc. investment partner Malom, AG


The federal Securities and Exchange Commission issued a news release December 16, 2013 about fraud charges the agency is bringing against “Make A Lot Of Money” Malom, AG, the Switzerland-based financiers whom USA Springs, Inc. formerly partnered with in an effort to dig out of bankruptcy. You can read the news release by clicking here. read more »

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In the Media

In Detroit, water crisis symbolizes decline, and hope: National Geographic
Local water company sues Poland Spring for interference; false labeling: Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal
U.S. irrigation pushed eastward by drought and financial risks: Circle of Blue
Water cut offs spur protests in Detroit: The Wall Street Journal
CA Court say groundwater extraction harming rivers must be regulated: Bloomberg News
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USA Springs, Inc. water withdrawal permit expires

The NH Department of Environmental Services large groundwater withdrawal permit #LGWP-2004-0003 for the water bottling company expired on this day which we might like to think of as “Water Independence Day.” LGWPs are now only issued for 5 years thanks to all of you who protested the original ten-year period and to our state legislators […] read more »


Save Our Groundwater annual meeting

SOG will hold its annual meeting August 28th from 7-9pm at the Pepperidge Woods Community Center, 73 Pheasant Lane, Barrington, NH (take Route 4 to Hall Road; Pheasant Lane is on the right just past the UNH Recreation Area). All SOG members should have received a postcard notice with agenda items; if you have not, […] read more »

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