Indiana isn’t facing a dramatic water shortage, like the one hitting California. Yet a 2014 report from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce warns the state’s water supply won’t be adequate to meet future needs unless government better manages and distributes the valuable resource.
Vince Griffin with the Indiana Chamber will present an update on the state’s “water” status, specifically steps toward developing a credible water resources plan for Indiana on Friday, June 19. The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Water Energy Resource Luncheon,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Taharaa Room at Noa Noa Wood Grill, 310 Eastlake Drive, Warsaw.
The energy portion of the event is focused on current and proposed U.S. EPA ozone regulations and the negative impacts they are having on utility rates. Griffin will break down how use of Indiana based coal is being reduced and how corresponding utility rates are rising.
At one time, Indiana was one of the nation’s lowest cost states for commercial energy. It was an economic development tool the state had that no other state had. Now Indiana is at best mid-pack and will continue to see increases. This affects consumers and businesses.
Sponsors of the event are Kosciusko REMC, NIPSCO and Indiana American Water.
For more information contact the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce, 523 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, at (574) 267-6311.