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The H2O Coalition recently applauded the House State Affairs Committee for passing a comprehensive water bill out of committee yesterday.

The House deserves much credit for passing a smart policy that provides a plan to guarantee Floridans access to clean, abundant water into the future. 

The House bill creates sustainable solutions to increase our water supply, implements innovative water storage strategies, and uses science-driven criteria.

Below is a copy of the release expressing support for the House plan...

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida business leaders advocating for a comprehensive water policy reform today applauded the Florida House State Affairs Committee for passing a proposal to address water quality and quantity concerns.

“The Florida House State Affairs Committee has taken a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to addressing the water needs of users around the state,” said Brewster Bevis, Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs for the Associated Industries of Florida.  “This proposal takes a good first step toward ensuring Florida's water supply is sustainable and available for future generations to enjoy.”

“Representatives Caldwell and Albritton have worked hard to advance a great proposal that encompasses many of the important elements we need in a water policy: sustainable solutions to increase our water supply, innovative ideas to encourage water storage, and science-driven criteria to address water quality issues,” continued Bevis.

Recently, the Florida Legislature identified water policy reform as a shared House and Senate priority for the 2015 Legislative Session.  The Florida H2O Coalition is providing citizens an outlet to get engaged in advocating for a water policy that considers the interests of water users from around the state.

Launched in 2014, the Florida H2O Coalition is comprised of stakeholders interested in water quantity and quality issues in Florida with the goal of making recommendations on state and federal water laws and rules impacting Florida.   For more information about the Florida H2O Coalition, please visit us online.

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