Tennessee Governor Unveils Statewide Water Availability Plan

December 5, 2018 AT 9:00 AM

By Associated Press

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam wants the public's input on a state plan for future water availability.

Haslam was joined Tuesday by deputy to the governor Jim Henry and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Shari Meghreblian in unveiling the plan . It assesses current water resources and makes recommendations based on population and economic growth through 2040.

The report calls for addressing infrastructure, particularly in unserved areas and rural systems.

It recommends a comprehensive water resources planning process and public awareness campaign.

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