Meeting on state’s water use plan to be held in Southbury

Dripping tap
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SOUTHBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– The third and final meeting about water use in our state is happening Thursday. It’s being put on by the Connecticut Water Planning Council.

One of the topics of conversation will be the drought. That meeting is taking place at the Southbury Town Hall along Main Street South. The organizers for it all are encouraging people to take part.

Public opinion is crucial. At this meeting several talking points will be discussed when it comes to water here in our state. They include climate change, water use and drought conditions.

Officials are trying to craft a plan to help manage our state’s water in the years to come and that’s why they want people to attend this meeting. We all need water to live, that’s no surprise Therefore, we have a say in all of this.

Officials want you to ask questions and share concerns when it comes to quality and quantity of H2O. Specifically, when it comes to drinking, ecology, recreation, agriculture and wastewater.

Water has been a major topic of conversation lately because of drought conditions here in the state. Some cities and towns either declaring an emergency or putting mandatory water bans in place. As reservoirs, which serve numerous communities, dip to low levels to help reverse those effects. We would need a lot of rain. More than what’s been in the forecast.

If you would like to attend Thursday night’s meeting, it’s from 6 p.m.  to 8 p.m. Meetings have already been held this week in Norwich and New Britain.

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