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No New Discharge In Ward Cove
By Rob Holston


August 01, 2005

As I understand it there is a pending decision by the EPA and DEC that a zero tolerance discharge policy for Ward Cove will soon take effect. That means even upland development that creates storm sewer type runoff from new buildings or parking lots would not be allowed.

Because the Borough is selling these Ward Cove parcels "as is", with no guarantees about future use or development, the effect on the new owners of these lands could be devastating. This new environmental ruling would not allow ANY new outfall permits in all of Ward Cove. Does that mean that we would have to rely on the Borough to eventually provide sewer service to Ward Cove to legally take care of storm water, grey water and sewer?

Rob Holston
Ketchikan, AK - USA


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KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Friday - July 29, 2005


On the Web:

Ketchikan Borough Assembly information & agenda for August 01, 2005 meeting

Consideration of resolution 1903 of the Assembly of the KGB authorizing the Borough Manager to dispose by sale certain portions of real property in West Ward Cove....


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