- Creating a water-bottling plant is a bad idea, from the local to the global. In our Flathead community, the implications of a factory like this will have devastating impacts. How could creating, rinsing, and filling 140,000 bottles an hour, 24/7, 365 not?
- Exporting this many bottles will require semi-trucks either arriving or leaving the plant on gravel farm roads every 6.5 minutes, perpetually.
- These farm roads and highways lead to two elementary schools: FME and Creston.
- The roads are not infrastructurally sound enough to handle this amount of traffic; even with neighborhood commutes, the roads eventually dissolve in the spring, exposing tree stumps underneath.
- One road heading east turns out onto the highway on a dangerous curve.
- The other road skims above a curvy road with drop-off cliffs to one side.
- Creating a precedent that allows other corporate water predators to seek water resources
- Semis have the potential to clog Bigfork, and from there the Swan Highway andHighway 35 around the east side of Flathead Lake