Legislative deal reached in water dispute that stalled new construction – KOMO, AP and others


The Democrats finally found a way forward on the contentious Hirst Decision after our Senator Kevin Van de Wege and others came to the table with a well thought out alternative . This doesn’t solve the problem of rural counties continuing to  oversubscribe aquifers because of  the pressure of runaway development. But it does get things moving again, allows for the counties to take on monitoring and studying the aquifer carrying capacity and throws money at the problem, which sometimes leads to better governing.

Top state lawmakers have reached a deal on a rural water dispute that has held up approval of more than $4 billion in new school and other construction projects for months, officials said Thursday.

http://komonews.com/news/local/legislative-deal-reach-in-water-dispute-that-stalled-new-construction

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