In the article “A Water Partnership” (McGraw Hill) I learned that fast-growing communities like SouthWest Missouri face many challenges such as having enough water to supply their growing population. The area includes more than 800,000 residents and the majority of them rely on groundwater and wells. So far the water resources have been enough to support the population, but if it keeps on growing it won’t be, and the region is not prepared for a drought. A new bill is under construction to allow Oklahoma to sell their extra water to Missouri, if the bill passes up to 39 million gallons of water could be passed to Missouri.
I think that allowing Missouri to receive water from other areas such as Oklahoma is a good idea to help them out supply their people with water. It must be terrible to think that you can wake up one day and not have any water to supply your family. Decades ago, Oklahoma has considered selling its water to other states, but these requests have always been ignored. I hope that they can do something for those with growing populations that will soon not have enough water for everyone.