Press "Enter" to skip to content

Letter: County needs to do more, not less, to protect Bay

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

A short time ago, we read in this newspaper that the Gloucester Board of Supervisors was working on a plan for the development of Gloucester from now to 2035. There was no mention of a plan for a countywide sewer system and modern wastewater treatment over this span of time. That is in spite of the fact that Gloucester County has 16,000 septic systems, and that number is growing.

Now we read that the BOS wants to reduce the size of the Resource Management Area, determined by the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act for the county. This is mainly aimed at making it easier for residential and commercial development, which translates into more septic systems, which may be closer to flood zones and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay.

In the meantime, Florida has a disaster on its hands in the form of polluted water running into the ocean, causing widespread damage to local coastlines, killing marine animals and causing enormous financial and health burdens on the affect...

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.