MT Supreme Court overturns ruling which blocked permit for Creston water plant

There’s another twist in the years-long legal battle over the operation of a Creston bottled water plant, with the Montana Supreme Court overturning a lower court ruling which had blocked permits.

Local residents and conservation groups have been fighting the plans of Montana Artesian Water Company to pump enough water to fill more than 1-billion bottles per year. The long fight has involved not just the company, but the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and even Flathead County.