Spangler Candy Company is requesting Bryan Municipal Utilities permission to cap their water well which was drilled in 1940 well and install a new, 10-inch well on Spangler Candy Co. property.
They say that the current well is failing and unless they can get another source of water, they will be forced to use alternative methods to cool candy. Those efforts, according to company officials, would not be as environmentally friendly as using water.
The company has considered recycling water, but they say it would not be economical.
According to The Bryan Times, Spangler Candy has invested $9.4 million in its North Portland Street plant over the last two years. The company has 420 full-time employees and is the county’s third-largest taxpayer.