On Friday, November 1, 2019, GeoSyntec Consultants, hired by Seven Springs water company (and possibly Nestle) submitted these answers for a Request for Additional Information to the Suwannee River Water Management District.
In these documents, you will see answers to questions requested from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) that are intended to assist the staff as to why this water bottling permit is needed or necessary.
The District staff will review the material and make their final decision very soon.
We the citizens have an opportunity to also review the material and make our comments, suggestions and concerns known to the water management district through the district portal or by writing emails directly to the staff that are reviewing the documents.
Now is our time and chance to be a part of a process in which the public participation matters. If you also know scientists and experts that have opinions about this information please have them contact Our Santa Fe River directly for context or encourage them to make a comment now.
To see the latest on the permit renewal process, go to district permitting portal in the paragraph above. Then go the RAI link for November. When you click on the link, the document link may appear at the bottom of your page. Click on it and you will be taken to the document. Please be patient as the files are large and may take some time to download.
To make it easier, we have extracted the latest links for you and added them below. If you want to see all of the procedure, you may open the other links on the portal page.
11/01/2019 610KB RAI response (last Request for Additional Information)
11/01/2019 1MB Revised Application
11/01/2019 1MB Hydro-Wetlands Report
11/01/2019 462KB APT data
If you want to make a lengthy comment, please email Warren Zwanka, Resource Management Division Director, [email protected]
and Hugh Thomas, Executive Director, [email protected]
; both are water resource staff in charge of reviewing water use permits at SRWMD. If you want additional help, contact Mike Roth, President of Our Santa Fe River, [email protected]
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-