Scientist says not enough in Cooper Lake to meet public needs and bottle for sale

A new report commissioned by opponents of a plan to sell Kingston’s municipal water to a private bottling company raises a host of environmental and legal concerns, and recommends the review process be shut down until an up-to-date report on just how much water the Cooper Lake reservoir has to give is finished.

Citizens’ groups in both Kingston and Woodstock have railed against the plan since September, when the proposal by California-based Niagara Bottling to open a plant on a vacant industrial site near the former IBM complex became public. The plan calls for Niagara to . . .


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