To The Daily Sun,
Reckless and irresponsible – this is how I feel the town of Belmont is treating a very precious natural resource. Belmont has an aquifer that could be in serious jeopardy if the town allows industry in the Aquifer Protection Zone.
Just in the past few weeks, we have heard that Flint, Michigan has a very serious water pollution problem, lead, in the town drinking water. It appears thet town knew, but did not let anyone know about their dirty little secret.
Could this happen with Belmont's aquifer? It sure could. We all know accidents happen, but why put Belmont's water supply in danger?
We have approximately 13,000 acres of land to use for industrial purposes that will not jeopardize our aquifer. We should not be looking at this as a tax burden.
This aquifer is an area that was formed by a glacier, and is quite shallow. If there is any industrial spill or any pollution, it most certainly would seep into the aquifer, which then would force Belmont to put in a water treatment plant (very costly). Why take the chance when we have Route 106 to accommodate Belmont's future industrial development?
Please join in and petition the town to stop all new industrial uses in the Aquifer Protection Zone.
Fresh, clean water is so precious to all of us and around the world, we must to everything to protect it.
I urge everyone to get out to vote on this issue on March 8. Please come and take a stand to protect our water.
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