Monday, September 23, 2013

Got Water? - By Terry Rowe

Got Water?

At the County Board meeting of September 12 Jim Baumgartner stated that FFCI would have interest in water resources, including the Illinois River.

The Peoria Journal Star, September 15, quoted Mr. Baumgartner, “learning about the regional importance of water to the regional economy” and how to best leverage its strategic importance.

dictionary---[leverage--- use (something) to maximum advantage.]

What does it all mean? How do you maximize our natural resource? Does it mean a regional water tax and smart meters for water?

Rationing? Increase in water rates?

What are the limits of the authority of the FFCI? Where are they going?

Ask your elected representative.

Terry Rowe

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