Roseburg Forest Products reaches settlement over water rights

Roseburg Forest Products and the City of Weed, California, were fighting over a source of drinking water for the city.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 5:38 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Roseburg Forest Products has reached a settlement with the City of Weed, California, over drinking water.

They were fighting over the water in Beaughan Springs. As part of the settlement, the California city has to acknowledge it has no ownership of the water and agrees to end all claims to the water rights.

The City of Weed signed a lease with Roseburg Forest Products three years ago, giving them access to the springs for the next 10 to 15 years, and that lease remains intact. The city is exploring alternative sources for the small portion of the community’s water that the lease represents.

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