Though Ice Mountain was pleased with their situation, in September 2001, a lawsuit was filed by Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation and plaintiffs R.J. and Barbara Doyle and Jeff and Shelly Sapp against Nestle Waters North America, Inc., formerly the Perrier Group. The plaintiffs claimed that Ice Mountain’s withdrawal of water was diminishing Mecosta County’s wetlands. Water, they argued, was a common resource, to be held in public trust and managed with public benefit in mind.
Moshman, Rachael. "Limitations on the Right to Use Water: A Case of First Impression in Michigan." Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Winter 2005, 45.