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Tethys Enterprises Terminates Water Contract with Anacortes

Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.

Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:15 am | Updated: 1:38 pm, Thu Oct 3, 2013.

By Mark Stayton

ANACORTES — Tethys Enterprises recently terminated its water contract with Anacortes, cutting the last ties to a long and controversial project to build a 1 million square-foot bottling plant there.

Tethys notified Anacortes that it would stop pursuing the proposed plant on Sept. 9, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell said previously.

In a letter dated Oct. 1 [...]

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Anacortes mayor’s debate focuses on proposed Tethys bottling plant

Skagit Valley Herald Mount Vernon, Wash.

Friday, July 12, 2013

ANACORTES MAYOR

Anacortes mayor’s debate focuses on jobs, Tethys

By MARK STAYTON

ANACORTES — The four candidates for Anacortes’ mayoral seat offered their views on strategic planning, economic development and the Tethys water bottling plant proposal Thursday afternoon during their second debate leading up to the Aug. 6 primary election.

Hosted by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, the debate focused largely on how candidates Brian Geer, Mitch Everton, [...]

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Despite City of Anacortes Assurances, Water Shortages Loom in the Future

Skagit River

Despite city’s assurances, shortages loom in the future

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:41 PM

Reader Commentary, Anacortes American Wednesday, April 24, 2012

BY ROSS O. BARNES Anacortes, Wash.

The City of Anacortes’ 55 million gallons per day of continuous and 11 million gallons per day of interruptible Skagit River water rights are recognized as a principal water supply resource in Skagit County that will be increasingly called on to supply the future needs [...]

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Salmon Estuary would be next to largest bottling plant operation in North America

Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin By Sandra Spargo

Turners Bay Salmon Pocket Estuary

In 2009, a $671,000 grant was spent to restore the Turners Bay Salmon Pocket Estuary.

Chinook salmon now have access to a nearly 60-acre tidal channel estuary and marsh complex.

The estuary is located at the northeast end of Similk Bay, in the Whidbey Basin of Puget Sound, one of 12 pocket estuaries that had been identified as a high priority restoration site in [...]

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Huge Bottling Plant Threatens Our Quality of Life

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, The Anacortes American Letters to the Editor Huge bottling plant threatens our quality of life How will one of the largest water bottling plants just off Highway 20 on Reservation Road help the people of Skagit Valley? The land will be located within the Anacortes city limits, gracing them with tax revenues. Jobs have been promised, though unlikely there will be many. This appears to be municipality business; after all, it is, or will be, [...]

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