In the spring of 2008, the town of East Montpelier, VT, became concerned about a proposal to capture the water from a productive spring in the town for piping to a proposed bottling plant in Montpelier. In the months before that, reports from Randolph told of intrusive truck traffic from ClearSource (formerly the locally-owned Vermont Pure), and reduced flow in a nearby stream. ClearSource is now in bankruptcy and looking for a buyer. his leaves the spring and bottling plant open to purchase by a large multinational company. these developments led the LWV of Central Vermont to study how best groundwater resources might be protected.
Click here to read the text of the study report.