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April 15, 2013

Letter: Protecting our drinking water supply

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In Beverly, the watershed area for Wenham Lake Reservoir is zoned for light industry, an unfortunate planning decision over the past many years, compounded by industrial and residential subdivisions constructed around the reservoir. ... We are not saying “no” to development, we are simply requesting Beverly’s government to work with us to ensure a long-term, ample supply of clean drinking water for ourselves, our children, our grandchildren, and for future generations. ...

If Beverly’s government chooses instead to continue the same pattern of gobbling up our natural resources, further growth will result in an even more diminished groundwater and aquifer recharge capability, additional water loss from impervious materials, as well as exacerbating the problem of where will our water supply come from and at what cost.

What choice do you make? Say yes to protection for your drinking water supply. Please join us April 16.

Pam Kampersal

Dr. Mary Rodrick

Safe Drinking Water Alliance

Beverly

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