Addressing Water Shortage

KIMT News 3 — Water shortage is becoming a major concern throughout the Gopher State.

And state lawmakers aim to do something about it.

Next week, legislators will be discussing ideas to help establish new conservation measures.

Those could include potential changes to water usage fees.


With most of Minnesota experiencing extreme or severe drought conditions, leaders say the changes could help in the preservation of H2O.

“There’s a significant loss of water in Minnesota, the land of over 10,000 lakes,” said State Rep. Jeanne Poppe, DFL-Austin. “So, it seems we need to educate people, we need to help them be greater, have a greater understanding of where their water comes from.”

She adds the shortage is severe enough where some cities are running out of ground water to support people living in them.

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