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; to date not one drop has been bottled. Join us in celebrating twelve years of protecting our water–sign up for our email updates and help the movement grow by becoming a member.
In a letter dated October 10, 2013, the NH Department of Environmental Services reminds USA Springs, Inc.’s consultants that the company must meet strict standards for renewing their Large Groundwater Withdrawal Permit scheduled to expire July 1, 2014. This includes “demonstrating compliance with the large groundwater withdrawal/new source of bottled water rules and statutes…” AND [...] read more »
Late Friday, July 19, 2013, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service, Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau replied to USA Springs, Inc., a Delaware corporation currently in Chapter 7 bankruptcy for liquidation, concerning the company’s request for an extension for renewing their large groundwater withdrawal permit issued in 2004. At question are various changes in [...] read more »
Michael L. Donovan, attorney for the Board of Selectmen of Nottingham, NH, sent a four-page letter July 18, 2013 by mail and email to Brandon Kernen, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES), Large Groundwater Withdrawal Program, opposing the request of USA Springs, Inc. to extend the date to apply for a renewal of its [...] read more »
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What a difference twelve years of community activism makes! As of July 1, 2013, USA Springs, Inc., a Delaware corporation, has 12 months left on its state-issued large groundwater withdrawal permit. We can look forward soon to a future of water independence and sustainability. The July 1, 2004 permit issued by the NH Department of [...] read more »
Dec. 10 is the deadline to submit workshop proposals for the 2014 NH Water & Watersheds Conference at Plymouth State University, NH. The conference takes place March 21, 2014. The theme is “Sustainability of NH’s Water Resources.” Talks should be 20-30″ long. For more information, click here. read more »
The Oyster River Watershed Association meets Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Madbury Church, 20 Town Hall Drive, Madbury, NH. The Oyster River, which begins in Barrington and continues to Durham, is one of the three watersheds potentially impacted by the water bottlers. If you’d like to be on the ORWA email [...] read more »
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