Robinson and Presley Advocate
Protecting Mississippi’s Water Supply
Traveling district today to address the issue
Nettleton, Miss; November 1, 2007 – Today, Northern District Public Service
Commissioner Bo Robinson and Mayor Brandon Presley, Democratic nominee for
Public Service Commissioner, made stops in Tupelo, Hernando and Greenwood to
discuss plans to protect Mississippi’s water supply.
“In light of the recent water crises in Georgia, Alabama and
Florida, Mississippi must be proactive in protecting our water supplies,”
said Commissioner Robinson. Robinson, who is retiring as Commissioner after
serving 18 years, has long been an advocate of water conservation and has
held numerous water awareness conferences throughout his tenure.
Mayor Presley said the Public Service Commission must be the
“lead dog” in helping protect Mississippi’s water supply. “We should
address this issue now, rather than later”, said Presley, Mayor of
Nettleton. “In Desoto County right now, there is litigation going on with
the city of Memphis about protecting their water supply. This is just
something we must start working on now and the Public Service Commission
must play the dominant role in standing up for our citizens to protect and
preserve Mississippi’s water supply.” said Presley.
Brandon Presley is a two term mayor of Nettleton where he has
cut taxes twice and lowered homeowner insurance rates. Presley announced his
Mississippi Rate Payer’s Bill of Rights earlier this year. In late October,
Commissioner Robinson endorsed Presley as the next Commissioner for the
Public Service Commission’s northern district.
Brandon Presley Campaign Release