Tag: water

By Carol Vaughn — The Parksley Town Council Monday approved a $780,000 budget for fiscal year 2022, including $516,400 in the general fund and $263,600 in the water and sewage department budget. The budget includes no tax or rate increases. The only rate change is a decrease of 35 cents per...
By Carol Vaughn — Parksley is looking for two new council members after Dana Bundick and John Carter Parks resigned in January. The council will hold a work session Monday, March 29, to discuss making appointments to fill the vacant seats until an election is held. Additionally, the town is advertising for...
By Stefanie Jackson – A tomato farm complex near Exmore is applying to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for a groundwater withdrawal permit that will allow the facility to withdraw nearly 1.65 billion gallons of water over a 15-year period, according to a public notice that ran...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack supervisors informally agreed Wednesday that getting the Hampton Roads Sanitation District involved in local sewage operations is vital to the Eastern Shore. “This is an extremely important infrastructure,” Supervisor Robert Crockett said of expanding the sewage line south to places like Exmore. “This is a...
By Linda Cicoira -- Water withdrawal permits being contemplated by the State Water Control Board for 49 poultry farms in Accomack County were discussed at three public hearings this week and important issues were raised by both sides of the controversy. Residents who fear their wells might run dry due...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Eastern Shore Health District is warning residents not to enter bodies of water if they have cuts or abrasions and to clean wounds at once to reduce the risk of infection. Those with low-immune systems or chronic conditions also need to beware. “Many harmful micro-organisms...
By Linda Cicoira -- Tangier Islanders were raising their glasses (of water) Wednesday and toasting thanks to those up and down the Eastern Shore mainland, the Tidewater area, and parts of Maryland that came to the rescue with bottles of drinking water after their main water line broke and their...
By Linda Cicoira -- Surrounded by water but not a drop to drink. That was life this week on Tangier Island after the water tower was drained when a new water line burst last Sunday night. “Of all things, I never thought we’d have a problem for lack of water,” Mayor...
By Linda Cicoira — Groundwater withdrawal limits on the Eastern Shore are set by permits and consent orders and total around 3.4 billion gallons annually, according to information compiled from state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) records.  Nearly a third of that figure, or 1,058,440,000 gallons, is allocated in permits to...