US Forest Service investigating expired Nestle water permit

Apr 12, 2015 11:05 AM by News Staff

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says it will look into an expired permit that supplies Nestle with water out of a national forest for its bottled water business.

An investigation by the Desert Sun found that Nestle Waters North America's permit to transport water across the San Bernardino National Forest expired in 1988. The water is bottled as Arrowhead 100 percent Mountain Spring Water.

Forest Service officials say they will investigate the expired permit and do an environmental review after concerns were raised amid the state's ongoing drought.

A Nestle spokeswoman says the company will work with federal officials during the permit renewal process and insists is bottling of spring water isn't causing any environmental harm.

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