Wary Tippecanoe Co. eyes state plan to ship local water to massive LEAP District
Where was Indiana Economic Development Corp. as 300 people came for answers about a $2B plan that could take 100M gallons of water a day to industrial sites near Lebanon … and possibly more?
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WARY TIPPECANOE CO. EYES PLAN SHIP LOCAL WATER TO MASSIVE LEAP DISTRICT
What nearly 300 people gathered in the bleachers at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds Coliseum heard Monday night was that the state’s proposed pipeline – running as much as 100 million gallons of water a day from an alluvial aquifer along the Wabash River to a massive industrial site several counties away – wasn’t a done deal.
But the crowd, obviously growing restless over what that notion could mean for their wells in southwestern Tippecanoe County and for Lafayette’s water supply, left a two-hour forum feeling unsettled as local officials, state representatives and Purdue experts shared bits and pieces of what they knew about a potential $2 billion price tag, unprotected water rights and ongoing meetings with state economic development leaders.