Subject: Let Fort Worth city council members know what you think about disposal wells before they vote!
Date: Monday, March 26, 2012, 3:57 PM
Many of you may have attended one of the five public meetings held this year regarding whether to lift the current ban on "salt water disposal" wells inside the City of Fort Worth. Unless the council votes to extend it, the current moratorium against saltwater disposal wells will expire on April 30, 2012.
The council will receive public comment at its next two meetings on April 3 and April 10. The council is planning to vote a new ordinance regulating disposal wells on April 10. The council could decide to extend the moratorium, prohibit wastewater wells altogether in the city limits, allow the wells certain land-use restrictions, or take some other action.
Because of the importance of the outcome of the April 10th meeting, I encourage you to attend the hearing on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton Street, at 7 p. m. City council members need to hear from you on this important topic that could impact our health, safety, and environment. If you would like to speak at the hearing, keep in mind that the usual rules regarding signing up before the meeting and speaking limits will apply.
For more information about the hearings, please see the City News page. You can find general information about disposal wells here. You may also call my district office at 817-924-1997 if you have any questions.