Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin
State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-143) was invited to speak to a gathering of fellow water advocates at the Legislative Office Building on Friday, March 22nd as they celebrated “World Water Day”.
Addressing the group, Rep. Lavielle said, “Water issues have special significance for me. I used to run corporate affairs worldwide for Suez Environnement, the largest water company in the world at the time. From that experience I learned two things about water – that our supply is finite, and that people must have access to a clean water supply locally, because it’s expensive to transport and expensive to desalinate. But natural water resources can be depleted, and communities without a local water supply cannot survive. People tend to think water supplies dry up only in landlocked, desert-like regions, but in fact, it happens in coastal communities as well. This is why we must ensure that Connecticut’s plentiful water supply is not plundered to satisfy special interests and why I believe water is a public trust. This is why our State Water Plan is important, and it is why I support it.”