Water Resources Regional Committee
Meetings Continue Throughout Commonwealth; Public Participation
Encouraged at February Meetings
Published February 3rd, 2005
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department
of Environmental Protection continues its series of Water
Resources Regional Committee meetings with events planned
in February for each of the six major river basins of
Pennsylvania - Delaware, Great Lakes, Lower Susquehanna,
Ohio, Potomac and Upper/Middle Susquehanna.
"The regional committees, which represent Pennsylvania's
diversity, will facilitate the development of the regional
components of the
State Water Plan and critical area resource plans,"
DEP Deputy Secretary for Watershed Management Cathleen
Curran Myers said. "The input provided by these individuals
as well as each public participant will ensure our State
Water Plan reflects both regional and statewide needs."
Meeting times, dates and locations scheduled for February
-- Great Lakes Committee at 10 a.m., Feb. 8 at Erie County
Conservation District, 1927 Wager Road, Erie.
-- Delaware Committee at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 11 at DEP's Southeast
Regional Office, 2 E. Main St., Norristown.
-- Lower Susquehanna Committee at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 14 at
Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.
-- Ohio Committee at 10 a.m., Feb. 15 at the Cranberry
Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road, Suite 400, Cranberry
-- Potomac Committee at 10 a.m., Feb. 18 at the Franklin
Administrative Annex Building, 218 N. Second St., Chambersburg.
-- Upper/Middle Susquehanna Committee at 10 a.m., Feb.
17 at DEP's
Northeast Regional Office, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.
The schedules and an agenda for each meeting, including
meeting materials, will be available through the Public
Participation Center on DEP's Web site, http://www.dep.state.pa.us,
Keyword: "DEP Participate."
The Water Resources Act requires DEP to develop a new
State Water Plan, working with a regional and statewide
committee whose membership includes a broad representation
of business and industry, agriculture, local government
and environmental interests.
Through an open public process, in consultation with the
committee and DEP, regional committees will recommend
the regional plan components to the statewide committee
for incorporation into the State Water Plan.
The State Water Plan will be designed to provide up-to-date
information on water availability, assessment and projection
of water use and future demands on a watershed basis,
identification of critical water planning areas where
water demands are projected to exceed available water
supplies, and development of critical area resource plans
for these areas.
For more information on water resources, visit DEP's Web
http://www.dep.state.pa.us, Keyword: "DEP Water Management"
or call the Act
220 Hotline at 888-457-6653.
CONTACT: Kerry Chippo
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Web Site: http://www.dep.state.pa.us