- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Nestle Waters says its proposed water extraction facility in the Poconos won’t impact nearby residential water wells or result in significant increases in traffic or noise.

The Pocono Record (https://bit.ly/1YVy5wM ) reports that Nestle wants to withdraw 200,000 gallons per day from two wells on private property in Eldred Township for its Deer Park spring water brand.

Residents are worried the operation will damage residential wells and the environment.

Nestle says its own studies show the project is sustainable. The company applied for a zoning permit this week. Project Manager Eric Andreus says the facility could be up and running by summer 2017.

Residents say Nestle’s testing doesn’t measure the potential long-term impact of the water withdrawals.

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Information from: Pocono Record, https://www.poconorecord.com/

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