TVA Resource Stewardship
September 9, 2000
an Internet Message to the TVA Resource Stewardship:
Water Quality Subcommittee
Voice your opinion about how TVA should
address water quality issues in the future!
As many of you probably already know, TVA convened a Federal Advisory
Committee to evaluate the current status of TVAs non-power programs.
Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean
Energy, represents environmental interests on this committee.
TCWN met with Dr. Smith some time ago to argue for the establishment
of a water quality subcommittee which was established.
TCWN is represented on this subcommittee by Axel Ringe, a member
of the TCWN Board of Directors.
Objective of Water Quality Subcommittee:
Study and examine issues relative to TVAs efforts to improve water quality in the Tennessee River watershed. Formulate recommendations for consideration by the RRSC and submittal to TVA that would improve or otherwise enhance these efforts for the benefit of stakeholders in the Tennessee Valley.
Scope of Work Includes:
TVAs watershed teams, especially
their work with local communities Aquatic plant management Impact of reservoir
operations options on water quality Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Source
water protection in the context of interagency cooperation TVA oversight
in water quantity and supply issues in the Tennessee Valley (e.g., withdrawals
and interbasin transfers)
WHAT TO DO:
Log on to the TVA website www.tva.gov/rrsc/index.htm
and tell EACH Resource Stewardship Council member your opinion about TVAs
efforts to improve water quality.
TCWN strongly encourages you to provide BOTH your opinion about
what needs to be improved and what programs are worth saving.
TVAs non-power programs are under attack and need support.