Notice from Dallas City – How much water will Dallas need over the next 50 years? Where will the water come from? What strategies are needed to secure our future water supply? Dallas Water Utilities is asking residents to help find the answers to these questions by attending one of two public meetings on 2013 Population and Water Demand Projections to be held Thursday, May 16.
The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. at Bachman Recreation Center, 2750 Bachman Drive and at 6 p.m. at Tommie M. Allen Recreation Center, 7071 Bonnie View Road. Meetings will include a presentation followed by a period for public comment. Attendees will be encouraged to share their concerns, opinions or ideas.
“I encourage residents to attend one of these meetings and participate in this important process,” said Director of Water Utilities Jody Puckett. “The choices and decisions we make now will shape our future water supply, so this is an opportunity for the public to be a part of planning our city’s future.”
The first Long Range Water Supply Plan for Dallas was completed in 1959, following a drought so severe that salty water from the Red River had to be imported. That period was the catalyst for long range water planning in Dallas. As the city continued to grow, new operational efficiencies and water supply strategies were implemented, including conservation, reuse and capital improvements.
More information is available at www.SaveDallasWater.com/LRWSP/. The web page also has an area for public comment and suggestions.