Norman hosting public forums on water issues

The City is hosting a series of public forums to explore long-term solutions for drinking water.  The forums are open to everyone with an interest in water and Norman’s future.

They will be held in the City Council Chambers, 201 W. Gray Street.  They begin at 6 p.m. and will last approximately two hours.  The dates and topics of the forums are as follows:

January 7, 2010 Introduction and Purpose of the Series; Norman’s Existing Strategic Water Supply Plan, and Charter Utility Provisions
January 21, 2010 State Water Plan
February 4, 2010 Other Water Supply Options (Reclaimed Water, Brackish Water, Arsenic Treatment Technologies)
February 18, 2010 Lake Thunderbird Augmentation Study/Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District
March 4, 2010 Central Oklahoma Regional Raw Water Supply Solution
March 25, 2010 Use of Trusts to Collectively Acquire and Deliver Water Resources
April 1, 2010 Financial Condition of Norman’s Utilities (Water, Sewer, Solid Waste)
April 15, 2010 Comparison of Financial Options Related to Long Term Water Solutions

The forums will be broadcast live on Channel 20 and rebroadcast periodically throughout the series. Please call the City of Norman Utilities Department at 366-5443 to reserve your place at these meetings.  Informational packets regarding each meeting will be provided.

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