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Gloucester supervisors discuss utilities issues at retreat

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors held a retreat on Saturday in Building One, Press Conference Room and the biggest topic of discussion was an update on the county’s utilities department. Katie Legg, who recently took the position of interim director, led the discussion.

“I don’t want to make this all doom and gloom, but there are some issues that I believe that you all should be aware of,” she told the supervisors.“Over the last couple of months, I’m finding issues with some permits and with some projects that are funded and just are not far along as they should be and we’re working through them. Unfortunately, what that means is that we do have a permit that we are currently receiving letters of warning of violations,” said Legg.

“This is a permit that deals with the discharge of water from our RO plant (reverse osmosis) and it is based on an existing permit where the gallons per day are not accurate,” Legg said. “It’s old information, so while we thought we were in complian...

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