Monday, June 24, 2013

Failing the Civic Health Test

City public meetings to take input on measures for water conservation plan AND drought plan June 25 and 27.


North Fort Worth: Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Heritage Trace Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Pkwy

South Fort Worth: Thursday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Unity Church of Fort Worth, 5051 Trail Lake Drive

Due to low water supply source levels, water restrictions kicked in June 3 for residents of Fort Worth.

Read below an invitation to two upcoming meetings on water management from the Fort Worth Water Department.

Meetings are tomorrow night, June 25 and Thursday, June 27.

From the Water Department:  The Fort Worth Water Department needs your input! Join us at public meetings to learn about our city's water supply situation, explore options for water management and offer your views. The Water Department will share your feedback with the City Council in upcoming discussions about Fort Worth's water management plan.

City Manager Tom Higgins told City Council Members in a June 4, 2013 Informal Report, "During these meetings, participants will be provided overview information on water supplies -- current and proposed -- and water efficiency programs already in place. Feedback will be obtained to assess attitudes about what measures should be in a conservation plan -- things that should be done all the time and are long term -- versus what measures should be in a drought plan -- things only in place when water supplies are low and are short-term."

Everyone interested is invited to the meetings. Parking is free, and refreshments will be served.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can be sure that the City will use these meetings to advance their agenda of making permanent "designated watering days" as a year round conservation measure. Using designated days for conservation is wasteful and smacks of a nanny state mentality. It is futhermore unprecedented nationwide other than cities in the DFW area and Austin. All of this is being done so we can continue growth for the sake of growth, while not investing a dime in infrastructure.