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County to enter wet-weather sewer plan

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors reluctantly voted 6-1 Saturday to enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for a Regional Wet Weather Management Plan with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District. The vote followed a special joint meeting with the Gloucester School Board in the T.C. Walker Education Center.

Saturday was the fourth time public utilities director Marty Schlesinger presented the matter to the supervisors and reminded them a decision one way or the other had to be made that day. “It’s decision-time, gentlemen,” he said.

All 14 localities must agree to enter into the regional agreement, which Schlesinger said would save Gloucester $3 million. If one locality does not agree to enter into the agreement, the entire matter dies.

According to Schlesinger, the region as a whole could save up to $1 billion if rehabilitation efforts, which are required by a state Department of Environmental Quality consent order, were conducted on this regional basis ...

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