Texas Best Lobbyist News: Gov. Perry: Prop. 6 Necessary to Meet Texas Water Needs
On Thursday October 12th, Governor Rick Perry visited the construction site for the upcoming Lake Texoma Pipeline Extension Project. Perry went to show his support and to draw attention to the importance of up and coming water infrastructure projects. The Lake Texoma Pipeline is a prime example of the kinds of projects local communities could readily access funding for, thanks to the passage of Proposition 6 this November. The pipeline will cover more than 46 miles and will allow the North Texas Municipal Water District to draw water resources from the Lake Texoma, which has been impossible since 2009.
“For every project currently being built, many more across our state are waiting for funding before they can get underway to deal with a specific local water issue,” Gov. Perry said. “As we face the ongoing effects of drought, combined with our economic and population growth, we simply can’t wait any longer. If Texas is to remain the best place to live, work, grow a business or raise a family, we must ensure adequate supplies for generations to come. That’s why Prop. 6 is so important to the future of this state.”
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