Feedback sought on water management plan
As part of its long term management plan, a panel of public health experts, including the governor and several legislators and representatives from the private sector, has met to look into the water management plan and find out whether the state should implement stricter limits on the amount of wastewater that can be discharged from aquifers into the groundwater.
Some of the recommendations the panel has laid out include a reduction in the water discharge that can be carried by wells into groundwater by 25 percent to 30 percent, a ban on large-scale fracking in North Dakota, a study of water conservation that would also cost thousands of dollars and a proposal to require developers to buy additional drinking water for their homes and businesses.
The commission, which has been meeting periodically since 2006, began natyasastra.comcollecting testimony on the Water Resources Control Board’s study last month and intends to present its final recommendations in February.
Water management board
The State Board of Health has been mandated to work in conjunction with the Board of State Parks since the 1970s to prevent disease and improve water quality.
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In the spring of 2008, the governor’s health and public health agency designated the board of health as the largest independent health authority in the state. Since 2009, several other independent health agencies have joined the board. The board’s mandate has been that its recommendations not only be supported by health experts but also be published in a health journal for the general public. The board also does not hold public hearings, but has published a draft public health report and a report on the proposed study.
In January 2012, the board commissioned another health agency, the Office of the State Waterkeeper, to study water quality and water conservation. The board approved the study a few weeks later. The report is available on the state website.
“These reports, which have been produced since the ’50s, should be used as a baseline for future studies and should help the board reach recommendations for policy changes necessary to help our water situation,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple. “It is only a small step to make sure that the public health benefits of all of our water resources are assessed.”
Dr. Michael Brown, a