Report: Indiana needs better water management

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new report from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce says the state must do a better job managing its water supplies to make sure businesses and residents have ample availability in the decades ahead.

Bloomington-based geoscientist Jack Wittman conducted the water analysis for the business group. He says Indiana needs a single entity to assess its future water needs and determine how to manage its water supplies to avoid shortages.

Wittman says central Indiana will need an additional 50 million gallons of water per day to meet its needs by 2050 and some southern Indiana water resources won’t meet local future needs.

Chamber vice president Vince Griffin says a legislative study committee will discuss Indiana’s future water management challenges during a Sept. 2 meeting.

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