Legislators will tackle Jordan Lake cleanup ideas

11/05/2013 5:41 PM

11/05/2013 5:43 PM

How best to clean up Jordan Lake are the marching orders for a new legislative panel.

Earlier this year the General Assembly delayed pollution cleanup rules that were set to go into effect, under pressure from local governments upstream of the lake.

Legislation authorized spending $1.6 million for anti-algae devices to spin through the lake. But some lawmakers were concerned that the bill was designed to benefit a single company.

The new Jordan Lake Joint Study Committee will meet with industry professionals, representatives of cities and counties, and others to come up with recommendations for the legislature in the 2014 short session and also in 2015.

The 12-member committee is comprised of all Republicans except for two Democrats, with appointments from the Senate and the House.

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