Thirsty? Hyperion is. They are asking Clay Rural Water Systems to agree to provide 10–12 million gallons of water per day to their proposed oil refinery near Elk Point.
The intrepid Rebecca Terk of Flying Tomato Farms reminds us that Clay Rural Water meets tonight, Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. She gives directions (30376 SD Hwy 19, 11 miles north of Vermillion) and offers to arrange rides to this really important public meeting.
Why is this meeting important? Terk notes that CRWS has six reservoirs with a total capacity of 1.04 million gallons. Hyperion could drain those reservoirs before morning coffee and still be thirsty for more.
So if you're thirsty... or if you just want to keep your taps running in Clay and Union County, you might want to drop by the Clay Rural Water meeting tonight and ask the directors how they plan to water a big slurping oil refinery and their current customers.
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