Letters to the Editor

Robert Trullinger: Damaging Jordan Lake delays

In reference to your Nov. 25 news article “Devices haven’t cleaned up lake”: The water mixers have not brought about any consistent and significant improvement in water quality.

As one of the 300,000 residents in Western Wake County who depend on Jordan Lake water, I am very concerned about the lake’s pollution. The installation of the mixers has delayed the implementation of the Jordan Lake Rules, which are designed to get at the root of the water quality problems in Jordan Lake by limiting the pollutants that can be introduced to the lake’s water shed, particularly upstream.

This delay in implementation of the rules benefits only the land developers to the north and west of the lake, the manufactures of the mixers and the politicians who receive contributions from those opposing the implementation of the rules.

In the meantime, the lake continues to receive dangerous pollutants that increase the toxicity of our drinking water, which is particularly detrimental to the health and safety of our children and senior citizens.

It is time for our elected officials to stand up for a clean Jordan Lake and see that the Jordan Lake Rules are implemented before more damage is done.

Robert Trullinger