Group member says draft water plan not vetted adequately
Galveston Daily News,
August 4, 2015
GALVESTON – The group charged with writing the region’s water blueprint has not properly vetted the hundreds of proposed projects in a plan spelling out how the area will meet its long-term water needs, according to an alternate member of the water-planning group.
Area water planners have not prioritized certain strategies or projects over others in their recommendations, which will make it more difficult for the state to efficiently tackle water issues, said Ken Kramer, a Region H water planning group alternate member and water resources chairman at the Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club.
Region H covers a 15-county area, including Galveston, Brazoria and Harris counties. The current draft for its five-year water plan has more than 700 projects and strategies. Some worry that including so many projects in the plan could lead to “overbuilding” and inefficiency.
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