History

History

2000 • MCWC was organized • Governor Engler and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) grants Nestlé Waters North America a permit to withdraw 400 gallons per minute in Mecosta, MI. • Strong opposition is expressed by local residents in Mecosta County against Nestlé. • Attorney General Granholm opposes Nestlé diversion of Michigan spring water.…

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) ended its ten-year battle against Nestlé/Ice Mountain in 2009 and won Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) began in late 2000, as a grass roots citizen organization, when citizens learned of Nestle/Perrier/Great Spring Waters of America/Ice Mountain’s spring water mining and pumping operation in Mecosta. It became clear that…