The future of the primary water supply in Webster Parish will be the focus of a Tuesday meeting. Set for 6 p.m. at the Minden Civic Center, the meeting is being held by the Sparta Groundwater Commission.
“The Sparta aquifer is currently at risk for depletion and permanent loss of capacity,” Rick Buckner, executive director of the Sparta Groundwater Commission, said. “We have a growing need for more water but the aquifer will not withstand future demands for more water.”
U.S. Geological Survey figures for 2014 show the Sparta Aquifer, for a second consecutive year, has had between 52 to 56 million