Minden Press-Herald

Sep 21st

Pressure state lawmakers to act to save our aquifers

State legislative assistance is desperately needed to protect and preserve our water resources. The prolonged drought, fires and water woes that recently have dominated local headlines should have every responsible citizen putting pressure on lawmakers to take the necessary steps now to save our aquifers.

The fact that Shreveport is becoming proactive on water conservation issues is commendable. Unfortunately, some small-town officials continue to bury their heads in the sand while citizens throughout north Louisiana face serious water quality and supply issues. Because the effects of aquifer overuse are far-reaching, residents may need to look outside their community to find some of the factors that contribute to the problem.

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