NEWS RELEASE

 

November 10, 2011

For Additional Information:

Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0531

 

City to Host Water Conservation Plan Meeting

 

Meridian, ID – (November 10, 2011) – The City of Meridian will host a public meeting showcasing a draft of its new Water Conservation Plan on Tuesday, November 15, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Meridian City Hall located at 33 E. Broadway Avenue in downtown Meridian.

 

This open house style meeting will allow citizens the opportunity to learn more about the City’s Water Conservation Plan, ask questions about its purpose and content, and offer any ideas or suggestions they may have regarding water conservation.

 

The City of Meridian staff has been working closely with local business and residential water customers to develop a draft for Meridian’s first formal Water Conservation Plan. The plan is intended to ensure Meridian has an adequate, sustainable and reliable supply of water at a reasonable cost to fulfill the current and future needs of the community. 

 

Assistant City Engineer Kyle Radek explains, “Although Meridian has yet to experience water supply shortages, annual water supply for Meridian residents is a finite resource. Therefore, it’s vital that we explore conservation methods that can decrease our reliance on developing new water supply sources, improve the reliability of our water supply, and reduce capital investments and costs associated with water and wastewater operations.” He adds, “Additionally, as responsible municipal service provider in the Treasure Valley Community, we want to encourage the most efficient and beneficial use of available water resources for residents of Meridian and surrounding areas.”

 

To view a copy of the draft plan, visit www.meridiancity.org.

 

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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People.  For more information about Meridian, visit www.meridiancity.org.