A special water supply summit meeting on what to do about the Washington area's pressing water supply problem is being sponsored by several regional organizations, Friday at 9 a.m. at the Departmental Auditorium on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets NW.
Two proposals will be the focus of the Friday meeting. One, proposed by an engineer on the staff of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin suggests connecting existing reservoirs rather than building new ones. The other proposal pit forth by Noman Cole, former chairman of the Virginia State Water Control Board, is to pump water from the Shenandoah Valley over the mountains and into Northern Virginia.
"Both proposals are gaining punlic and political support as promising and acceptable solutions," COG Board Chairman Harold L.Miller, Mayor of Falls Church, said.
The major regional organizations sponsoring this special summit meeting are the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the Water Resources Planning Board, the Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade, the Federal City Council, Army Corps of Engineers, District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and the Fairfax County Water Authority.
Inviting the punlic to attend, the summit meeting will give citizens throughout the area a chance to tell local leaders what they think should be done to help solve the area's growing water supplu probblem which has been accentuated by the summer-long dry spell, a fire at a pumping station in suburban Maryland, and the dwindling level of the Potomac River.
For additional information contact William Gilbert at 223-6800, ext 283.