Thursday, August 21, 2014

Last Chance to Speak Up for Water Conservation!

Photo by Charles Kruvand.
Less than two weeks remain for Texans to speak up for water conservation! The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has set September 1 as the deadline to receive comments on the agency’s proposed rules to implement Proposition 6. Prop 6 – passed overwhelmingly by Texas voters last November – created new state water funds to help Texas communities meet their water needs.
The Sierra Club supported Prop 6 because not less than 20% of the new funding is intended for water conservation or reuse and for the first time projects in the state water plan must be prioritized before being eligible for state funding. To be sure that the new State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and a related fund achieve their potential, however, Texans need to show support for water conservation! TWDB has made it easy to do so, and the agency leadership is eager to hear your opinion. Tell the state water agency you want water conservation projects to be the first priority for funding!
These hot August days remind us that we Texans always need to conserve our precious water resources. Let’s make sure the new state water fund helps us do that!

Ken Kramer
Water Resources Chair

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