Colorado Supreme Court says brewer must get new water rights for reuse plan

July 3, 2018
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled the beer company must obtain new water rights to reuse water from its manufacturing plant. 
COLORADO, JULY 2, 2018 -- The Colorado Supreme Court ruled against Coors Brewing Company Monday, ruling that the beer company must first obtain a new water right in order to reuse or lease water to other businesses once water leaves its Golden manufacturing plant.

Coors had appealed a water court decision that said any water not used by Coors in its augmentation plans must be returned to Clear Creek. Coors wanted to reuse water after it left its treatment plant and lease water rights for that water to other companies, according to the appeal. Read more at Denver Post

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