The water fight goes on

Save Our Water Resources isn’t giving up

It’s not over until it’s over, as they say.

Local group Save Our Water Resources (SOWR) is vowing to keep fighting after the Orland City Council voted unanimously on Feb. 1 to reject its appeal against the Orland Technical Advisory Committee’s approval of a proposal to build a Crystal Geyser water-bottling plant on County Road 200.

“SOWR will pursue this issue legally,” said SOWR member Carol Perkins, who attended Monday evening’s meeting.

Grace Marvin, conservation chair of the Sierra Club–Yahi Group and SOWR member, echoed Perkins.

Marvin cited the possible danger of a nearby toxic plume and the unknown effects of “huge amounts of waste water” from the proposed plant, as reasons for an EIR. SOWR will discuss its next move at its Feb. 8 meeting.