ACCOMACK COUNTY SUPERVISORS NEED TO APOLOGIZE FOR THEIR HYPOCRITICAL REMARKS REGARDING OUR DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES.
This Letter is special to the Mirror by Ken Dufty
During a recent meeting of the Accomack-Northampton Groundwater Committee (GWC), former Chairman and current Accomack County Supervisor Paul Muhly demanded a retraction from
The refrain was broadcast by our esteemed local FM radio station WESR, fueling the fire that
To wit, the record reflects that all of the information that is in the files and on the table and being actively discussed at the monthly meetings of the GWC fully supports the author of the
Indeed, because of declining reserves of fresh water both in Chincoteague and Cape Charles, those municipalities are reportedly considering expensive desalinization plants. It has been pointed out numerous times that the same warnings being made by
That smoke and mirror condemnation of the prevailing data resulted in that area running out of
Note we do not have a Lake Gaston to tap, as we are a sole-source aquifer recharged only by rain water-the vast majority of which bleeds to the Bay and Seaside before it can seep into the three lower Yorktown supplies.
The facts remain that CURRENT studies show that we use about 9 million gallons of drinking water from the Yorktown Aquifer daily and recharge from
So it is clearly Supervisors Muhly and Chesser who owe the Eastern Shore citizens an apology for spreading misinformation in an apparent attempt to appease the poultry industry (in my opinion) and for encouraging us