Fouling own nest
After reading Tim Siems’ letter, it’s all I can do to keep my knees from jerking. I find his arrogance regarding the Sleepy Creek watershed intolerable. The question isn’t which method we should use to defecate into Sleepy Creek, or how much we should defecate into Sleepy Creek, but why would we defecate into Sleepy Creek?
New construction in environmentally sensitive watersheds should be required to use National Sanitary Foundation approved composting waste systems which are approved by the Morgan County Health Department. The added cost of incorporating these systems into new construction is negligible compared to the cost of individual septic or large community sewage systems.
Don’t try selling the idea that a concentrated development of 400 homes with a potential population of 1,400 or more people on the 100 acres that Seims himself sold to Sovereign Homes is in any way, shape or form an appropriate development for Morgan County.
Why should special consideration be granted to an out-of-county, out-of-state developer who will leave the patrons of the Warm Springs Public Service District holding the feces when their mega-sewer fails?
When King Phillip of Spain authored the Law of the Indies, he directed his conquistadors not to defecate upstream from their encampments. This aptly applies to the Snake Eyes Lane development where all of Morgan County is downstream.