The documents on this page relate to the USA Springs, Inc. water bottling case in the southern New Hampshire towns of Nottingham and Barrington.The company’s state-issued 10-year large groundwater withdrawal permit expired July 1, 2014.
All of the state information is public information, which is available under RSA 91-A, the New Hampshire’s Right To Know law (see http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-VI-91-A.htm)
USA Springs, Inc. filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2008; the case continues (Case #08-11816). Bankruptcy court information is also public information available through the federal PACER – Public Access to Court Electronic Records – system. You can sign up for an account to use PACER from your computer, or you can go to the clerk’s office of any federal bankruptcy court and access the court records there. For the Manchester, NH bankruptcy court webpage, click here.
June 19, 2014 Bankruptcy Case 08-11816-JMD, Document #1057 – Response to Creditors’ Request for Dismissal of Bankruptcy and to Opposition of the Chapter 7 Trustee from the NH Department of Environmental Services by its attorneys, the Office of the Attorney General (download PDF here)
June 13, 2014 Bankruptcy Case 08-11816-JMD, Document #1054 – Opposition of the Chapter 7 Trustee To Creditors Request for Dismissal of Bankruptcy Filed by Ralph Fiaella, Jr. (download PDF here)
October 10, 2013 NHDES Letter to MyKroWaters, Inc., consultant to USA Springs, Inc. regarding permit renewal (download PDF here)
August 14, 2013 MyKroWaters, Inc./USA Springs, Inc. letter to NHDES-Brandon Kernen regarding requirements to renew large groundwater withdrawal permits (download PDF here)
July 19, 2013 NHDES to MyKroWaters, Inc./USA Springs, Inc. response to June 28, 2013 letter about renewing large groundwater withdrawal permit (download PDF here)
July 18, 2013 Town of Nottingham, Board of Selectmen through Attorney Donovan, send letter to NHDES opposing large groundwater withdrawal permit renewal for USA Springs, Inc. (download PDF here)
June 28, 2013 MyKroWaters, Inc., on behalf of USA Springs, Inc. writes to the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) for information about renewing the company’s Large Groundwater Withdrawal Permit scheduled to expire July 1, 2014 (download PDF here)
NH DES Administrative Order WD 02-31 dated September 30, 2002 (download/view here)
NH DES Large Groundwater Withdrawal Permit #2004-0003 to USA Springs, Inc. expiration date July 1, 2014 (download/view here)