Local’s Vocal from April 6 Issue
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, chemist or advisory group to figure out that we have critical water and environmental problems in our heavily over-populated area.
We have apartments and condos too close to Deep River and Randleman Dam.
First of all, I am talking about our water quality and environment, PERIOD! With all the sewer and chemical spills that flow into our creeks, rivers, lakes and dams, it doesn’t surprise me that we have a major problem with our drinking water. A few of us don’t have to get written notice indicating a problem. We can turn on our faucets! I’m not going to bore you with all the research, but it’s called ‘sewer,’ folks. Many of us have walked along the creeks, rivers, lakes and dams. We found sewer pipes installed over our critical waterways. We found ‘quick fixes’ on old pipes, where many previous leaks occurred. Lots of critical problems exist and they didn’t just start!
DOT and government people have elected to add another major water and environmental problem, called the Jamestown Bypass, to an already over-populated area.
Look at three bypasses being completed. We absolutely do not need another bypass nor do we need any more over-growth to finish destroying our creeks, streams, lakes and dams.
Adding a lane on High Point-Greensboro Roads would take care of traffic. Moving the bypass to Kivett Drive and Business 85 would be the solution and a money-saver for taxpayers.
[The stretch] from High Point-Greensboro, on Oakdale, to Harvey is only 1.1 mile wide, in this 8.5 mile long bypass. Makes you wonder where ‘common sense’ went! If ‘Tax and Spend’ elected officials and employees want to spend money we don’t have, then spend the money by moving and replacing the sewer pipes that are directly over our rivers, lakes and waterways.