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Water Town Hall Meeting Draws Big Crowd and Lots of Questions
Texomans had an opportunity on Thursday evening to have their water questions and concerns answered by a state representative.
James Frank, 69th District State Representative, knows every drop counts and he wanted to give local residents an update on what is being done locally and at a statewide level to help address the region's water crisis.
Frank hosted a Water Town Hall meeting at Midwestern State University where he discussed current initiatives aimed at conserving or producing more of the precious resource like the waste water reuse project and cloud seeding.
He says while some of these may seem controversial, they are desperately needed to ensure we don't run out of water.
"We're going to have to think outside the box on getting water here and protecting the water that we have, either one of those is the same," Franks says. "Whether it's cloud seeding; we need to be judicious about it. Obviously we can't try everything. We can't afford to try everything. We need to be smart about it but we also need to be quick about it as well."
Ginger Metcalf added Thursday's meeting and says it was very informational but wants to see city and state leaders do move to make sure water keeps flowing in Texoma.
"If we want to continue to have a viable city then we have to look at everything. Controversial or not, do it and ask permission later," Metcalf says.
Frank says information from the Water Town Hall can be found on his website.