Rep Sheppards potable water bill approved by committee


first_img29Mar Rep. Sheppard’s potable water bill approved by committee Categories: Sheppard News The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure recently approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jason Sheppard to exempt trucks that deliver potable water from seasonal weight restrictions on Michigan roads.“A number of residents in our district have water delivered to their homes due to high sulfur content in their wells, or because their wells have dried up,” said Rep. Sheppard, R-Temperance. “When seasonal weight restrictions are in place, residents have to pay for trucks to make multiple deliveries, leading to higher costs by requiring a fee for each delivery. In addition, more traffic on the roads causes more wear and tear.”If approved, House Bill 4695 will exempt bulk potable water deliveries from seasonal load restrictions, as long as the vehicle making the delivery does not exceed 35 mph on any seasonally restricted road.“This bill helps keep deliveries more affordable and helps to minimize the wear and tear on the roads, which, as we know, can be costly,” Rep. Sheppard said. “Constituents brought this issue to my attention, and I am pleased to be able to work on this common sense legislation.”HB 4695 now heads to the full House for consideration.###last_img