In a landmark decision the City of Yelm has withdrawn their MDNS citing lack of new DOE approved water rights in 2009.
This is a major change in direction coming from the city and indicates that my efforts and actions by other citizens to stop the city from their intent to pump huge amounts of water from the area’s aquifer have been heard by the State.
After all, Ecology received 100 citizen comments AGAINST the city’s MDNS and not one letter in support of this plan.
The City of Yelm is at or near pumping their 2009 water allocation by Ecology, so any more expansion in the city without further water rights approvals is severely hampered.
My full-page ads in area newspapers went a long way to educate city, county & state officials about the facts of the city’s MDNS.