For Immediate Release
January 22, 2015
Contact: Ryan Duffy
Tallahassee, Fla. – Business leaders representing stakeholders interested in comprehensively addressing water quantity and quality issues today expressed strong support for the ideas shared by Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam before the Senate General Government Appropriations Subcommittee and the House State Affairs Committee.
“As lawmakers consider a path forward on comprehensive water policy reform, it’s important they fully understand the impact current shortfalls in the law are having on water users around the state,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of AIF. “Commissioner Putnam’s recommendations provide an excellent framework to increase Florida’s water supply and enact commonsense, science-based water quality reforms. We appreciate his thoughtful approach and look forward to seeing these bold ideas for policy move forward.”
This session, the Florida H2O Coalition is advocating for a water policy solution focused on addressing the many water quality and quantity challenges facing consumers statewide. The coalition is focused on adopting a policy that is based on sound science and offers solutions that will help to increase options for water storage. According to Florida Department of Environmental Protection estimates, the state will need an additional 1.3 billion gallons of water per day by 2030 to keep up with rising demand.
Earlier this month, the Florida H2O Coalition launched floridah2ocoalition.org – an online resource for individuals engaged on water issues to follow the debate in Tallahassee. For more information about the Florida H2O Coalition, please visit the coalition online. You can also like the coalition’s page on Facebook and follow on Twitter.