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March 11, 2013

Planning a water future for Norman

NORMAN — Norman’s 2060 Strategic Water Supply Plan is being created with public input. An open, public meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at city council chambers, 201 W. Gray St., will be the third in a series of meetings to provide the public with information about a water supply plan and to give the public a voice in the creation of that plan.

Norman is updating long-term water supply solutions by evaluating water demands, supply options and infrastructure as well as significant new developments in water supply regulations, new technology and availability of water.

An ad hoc committee has been appointed by the Norman City Council to help guide the planning process and enhance feedback and communications.

The city is evaluating a wide range of potential water supply sources and identifying those that will best meet the community’s short- and long-term needs.

The long-term water supply portfolio for Norman will likely include a combination of existing sources and new sources. Sources that passed the initial screening criteria have been combined into portfolios for evaluation in the second phase of the project.

The public meeting presentation will include a project update, review of supply options and evaluation criteria and portfolio evaluations. Meeting participants can review supply options and provide feedback on the portfolios to be evaluated. This meeting will be televised on the local government Channel 20.

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