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County, Utility District Participate in Water Roundtable

Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:58 am

Recently, Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady and Big Creek Utility District Manager Allan Joslyn attended round-table discussions with other government agencies and utility districts to discuss the current drought affecting much of the Southeast. At this meeting, current conditions were discussed along with short, medium, and long-term solutions for the region’s drought-time issues.

waterGrundy County’s water supplies are holding currently which is not the case in other areas.

It is always important to be involved in our region. What affects our region will affect Grundy County,” stated Brady. “Representatives from the National Weather Service gave a presentation of our region’s trends. We are in what is called La Nina. We can expect higher than normal temperatures and lower than normal precipitation for the next three to five years. The only issue in question is to what extent.”

At this round table discussion, the Army Corps of Engineers discussed that they are currently participating in a regional study.

“We are very fortunate to have the water utility districts we have. We are truly blessed by them. Grundy County will always be supportive and involved with the local water utility districts who diligently serve the citizens of Grundy County,” concluded Brady.