Connecticut Must Get Handle On Water Resources

Apr 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Water

UConn search exposes lack of good water planning

Wadsworth Falls (photo: cjzurcher)

Wadsworth Falls (photo: cjzurcher)

Water may become the oil of the mid-21st century. Half the world is worried about, if not fighting over, water. In this country, a record 55 percent of the land area in the Lower 48 states suffered drought conditions last year.

Wouldn’t it make sense for Connecticut to get a handle on its water supply?

That there is no statewide water management plan came to light over the winter when the University of Connecticut outlined three proposals to get more water for planned expansion in and around the Storrs campus. One possibility being considered would be to tap into the Metropolitan District Commission system in East Hartford and pump it nearly 20 miles to the campus.

For more on this story, visit: We need a statewide water use plan. –

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