MSU Regents Discuss Drought Plan and Other Issues

- Water was on the minds of Midwestern State University's board of regents Thursday afternoon.

Regents received an update on the school's Drought Recovery Water Plan.

Last August, regents discussed using water from Sikes Lake to help maintain MSU's soccer and softball fields.

The school has well water but officials say that water has a high salt content which can harm the fields but say occasional use would be acceptable.

So this afternoon regents considered renting a reverse osmosis system to filter some of the chlorides out of the well water to obtain acceptable levels for watering the soccer and softball fields from June through September.

Regents also discussed requesting Tuition Revenue Bonds from the legislature to fund two projects.

MSU President, Dr. Jesse Rogers, recommended one project be the College of Health Science and Human Resources, which he says needs more classrooms, labs and faculty space.

He recommended the other project to be bringing Moffett Library and other campus buildings up to code with the American Disability Act requirements.

Regents will vote on this and other items discussed when they meet Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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