WHAT WOULD A WATER BOTTLING FACTORY MEAN?
SEE THE DANGER FACING OUR COMMUNITY
On May 31, 2019, Crystal Geyser Roxane, a subsidary of the Japanese conglomerate, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, purchased 80 acres along the Cowlitz River, with intentions to build and operate a massive water-bottling plant. On May 20, 2019, Crystal Geyser applied for a water rights permit to pump 400 gallons of water per minute, and if approved, this will mean over 100 semi-trucks per day traveling on Peters Road, Kiona Road, and Savio Road. In March and April of this year, 1 new well and 1 soil sample well were drilled and tested.
The property is located at 807 Peters Road in Randle, and shares a properly line with the Cowlitz Fall Campground.