La governor chooses Ruston resident on Sparta conservation district


Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced boards and commissions appointments, and a Lincoln Parish resident, as well as a Jackson Parish resident, have been chosen to serve on the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District. 

The Sparta Groundwater Conservation District is to conserve, protect, restore and maintain the Sparta Formation Aquifer as a continuing source of high quality, potable water for current and future consumers. The District adheres to this purpose by promoting conservation measures and developing alternative sources of fresh water, pursuant to the authority and responsibility granted by the State of Louisiana. 

Milton E. Melton, of Ruston, represents Lincoln Parish on the District, and Regina H. Rowe, of Jonesboro, represents Jackson Parish. 

Both are reappointments to the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District. 

Melton works in telecommunications for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. Rowe serves on the Jackson Parish Police Jury.  

The Sparta Aquifer is the major source of groundwater for all or part of 16 parishes in north central Louisiana – meaning that almost a quarter of a million individuals in that area rely on the Sparta for their drinking water.  

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