As Indiana economic development leaders prepare a 7,000-acre innovation district for development in Boone County, it’s become clear that more attention needs to be paid to the state’s water needs.

As IBJ’s Peter Blanchard reported last week, state officials are exploring the possibility of tapping into the aquifer along the Wabash River in Tippecanoe County and piping water 35 miles south to meet the water demands of potential tenants of the massive Boone County development.

A version of this editorial first appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal.