Caitlin Burke: Jordan Lake important to Triangle

June 22, 2013 

An important lake

Cleaning up Jordan Lake is exactly what the N.C. General Assembly ought to be doing (“Saving Jordan” June 13). As a resident of Cary, my family and my neighbors get drinking water from Jordan Lake, as do hundreds of thousands of others in the Triangle.

This state simply cannot afford to not take care of its citizens’ water resources. Also, many businesses count on having a dependable, clean source of water for their products and services, and many people enjoy the lake for recreation. That’s why Cary and Morrisville already moved ahead with local plans to help control stormwater runoff pollution and spend a lot of taxpayer money to treat the polluted water currently in Jordan Lake. It is only fair that those causing the pollution upstream act responsibly by paying their fair share to clean up pollution at its source.

Current legislation to stop this collaboratively developed, science-based, cleanup process is foolish and should be stopped. Bipartisan leaders in Wake County understand we need to keep current rules in place, and we hope these clear heads will speak up to protect Jordan Lake.

Caitlin Burke


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