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June 26, 2018
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GUILLEN PROMOTES REGIONAL COLLABORATION ON WATER CONSERVATION

Guillen Joins State and Local Officials To Discuss Efforts To Preserve and Protect Groundwater

Austin - State Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) attended a productive meeting on June 20 with the Kenedy County Groundwater Conservation District Board and other local officials to discuss regional collaboration on water conservation.

"Nothing is better than Texans working with Texans," Guillen said. "I believe the people of this great state are ready and willing to work together to preserve the vital resource that is our groundwater."

Speaking at the meeting, Representative Guillen highlighted the potential for success when local governments assist one another and share resources. The Kenedy County GCD works with state water regulators, farmers and ranchers, and the community within and surrounding Kenedy County to safeguard groundwater from over-consumption, contamination, and neglect.

The summer months can be hard for South Texans, as temperatures rise and days continue to lengthen, water consumption will increase. The state is already starting to experience signs of drought, especially in South Texas. Guillen hopes they will make strides towards effective water conservation that addresses the increasing water scarcity issues in District 31 and across all of Texas.

"Groundwater is a shared-resource that can easily be depleted when individuals act independently in their own self-interest," Guillen said. "Collaborating with one another is the only way to prevent the wasteful use of such a precious resource."

Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen.

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