Action Alert! Water Council in Danger!

Senator Glen Hegar has proposed the possibility of abolishing the Water Conservation Advisory Council. As your Lone Star Chapter Director, I implore you to please take action to ensure this doesn’t happen.

The possibility of abolishing the Water Conservation Advisory Council is a real travesty.

The Council, on which I serve as the Environmental Representative, is the one state body with the express mission of promoting and facilitating water conservation and measuring progress on achieving water conservation. The money expended for the work of the Council is a drop in the bucket compared to what the state spends to pursue water development projects, despite the fact that the state water plan anticipates that roughly one-fourth of the state’s water demands over the next 50 years need to be met through water conservation (and that figure is likely to rise in the next state water plan).

The Sunset Commission will decide on the proposal to abolish the Water Conservation Advisory Council as part of its decisions on recommendations for the Texas Water Development Board, and those decisions will come at TOMORROW’s (Thursday’s) meeting of the Sunset Commission, perhaps as early as tomorrow MORNING. Please act this afternoon or evening if you want to weigh in on this very important decision.

Proposed Script:

Hello, my name is ____ and I would like to leave a message for [elected official’s name]. I am calling because I support the continuation of the good work by the Water Conservation Advisory Council. It is a critical group that promotes water conservation. Thank you very much.

Sunset Commission Members and Email Addresses:

Senator Glenn Hegar, Jr. (Chair) – district18.hegar@senate.state.tx.us – 1-512-463-0118
Senator Juan Hinojosa – juan.hinojosa@senate.state.tx.us – 1-512-463-0120
Senator Joan Huffman – joan.huffman@senate.state.tx.us – 1-512-463-0117
Senator Robert Nichols – robert.nichols@senate.state.tx.us – 1-512-463-0103

Rep. Dennis Bonnen (Vice-chair) – dennis.bonnen@house.state.tx.us – 1-512-463-0564
Rep. Rafael Anchia – rafael.anchia@house.state.tx.us – 1-512-463-0746
Rep. Byron Cook – byron.cook@house.state.tx.us – 1-512-463-0730
Rep. Linda Harper-Brown – linda.harper_brown@house.state.tx.us – 1-512-463-0641
Rep. Larry Taylor – larry.taylor@house.state.tx.us – 1-512-463-0729

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