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South Plains voters question water use regulators

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

People here on the South Plains had the opportunity to bring their questions and concerns about water use directly to state regulators Monday morning.

Members of the Texas Water Development Board held a work session at the Texas Tech Law School.

Their goal is to gather public input on how to spend new funding approved by voters last year, called the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas.

"We have a great opportunity because the $2 billion that Texas and Texans voted for last November and how to implement that to increase our water supplies," Carlos Rubinstein, TWDB chairman, said.

Board members say they will hold more work sessions across the state, then, they'll propose a rule by June or July.

Afterwards, they'll hold another round of work sessions before adopting a new rule in December.

If you could not make today's meeting, you can also submit comments online at http://www.twdb.texas.gov/swift/index.asp.

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