The drought in West Texas is no doubt causing major concern to everyone around the Permian Basin. Wild fires keep sparking up, with no end in sight. Water restrictions have been in place for some time now. The Odessa Rotary club invited John Grant of the Colorado Municipal Water District to come out and speak about this never ending problem.
Rotary members voiced their concerns about this drought. Grant stressed to this group of business professionals and leaders, that it's important to let the community know ways they could help.
"I think when you live out in the edge of the desert, and folks need water to survive, a lot of people pay attention to that," said the General Manager of the Colorado Municipal Water District John Grant. "And that's what we are asking people to do right now. We want to make sure people are aware of the drought, aware of where the water comes from, how much we have and what they could do to help us save water."
Grant also said that water is important for the future of the city, especially when it comes to industrial growth. He said that with the city only seeing about 14 percent of rainfall a year, conservation efforts are necessary for the time being.
Jackie Smith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.