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Public Feedback Requested On Statewide Water Plan

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has released the statewide water availability plan developed by subject matter experts and led by a steering committee Haslam appointed earlier this year.

TDEC is now seeking feedback from the public on the plan that assesses current water resources and makes recommendations for steps that can be taken to ensure Tennessee has abundant water resources to support future population and economic growth through 2040.

The feedback will supplement the report for future decision makers to evaluate as they consider the recommendations put forth by the steering committee and working groups.

Working group members interpreted and assessed a wide array of data and information sources using various models and assumptions under a limited time schedule. The resources studied include surface water, groundwater, and natural aquatic systems; related topics included water and wastewater infrastructure, water law and recreation.

The plan is available for viewing and commenting at

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