Don't let CARVER become another FLINT.
Deep-pocket developers are trying to exploit loopholes in the law that would result in a crushing burden on Carver's clean water system.
BUT WE CAN STOP THEM...
Here are the FACTS:
A development for Carver has been proposed that allegedly is being considered to help low-income famailies find affordable housing: a noble cause...IF done properly. Unfortunely, this project, as planned, would result in an environmental disaster for Carver and it's residents. The reasons for the deep concern is hightly technical...and youd can bet that the developers think that you won't educate yourself about the bad science behind it.
Experts say that nitrogen loading concerns should limit the number of bedrooms for the proposed site at 54 or 67 with nitrogen-reducing sewage treatment systems. The developers are thumbing their noses at that fact, and are trying to force the city to go along with 117 bedrooms, or more than twice the septic flow that is considered safe.
Since there are no additional private wells being proposed on site and the developer is planning on hooking up to town water, he is taking advantage of a loop hole in the Title 5 regulations and no consideration is being given to the existing private wells in the area. This is bad science, and terrible for people who want to assure that Carver has clean drinking water.
The developers application is a sham. It is incomplete, contains false information* and was not compiled by the proper state-required professionals.
The town’s initial professional review of the project was severely lacking. Other than the nitrogen issue being brought up by the Board of Health, the most basic application errors were not caught by the town.
Rather than recusing herself due to a potential conflict of interest, the town planner appears to be acting as a proponent of the project. Her previous job in the affordable housing industry for the state Department of Housing and Community Development may be clouding her better judgement.
The outcome of the developer's scheme is irefutable: If this project goes through all areas of the town that are served by town water will be build up with high density housing and septic disposal. Our aquifer will be ruined.
TAKE A STAND before it's too late. This developer's scheme fails to meet the narrow definitions that guide the state on vital environmental issues.
*EXAMPLE: the application FALSELY states that the development density is 0.46 units/acre when it is really closer to 3 units/acre not counting roads. A simple math error...or an overt act of deception?
Click the button (left) to automatically send an email to Carver's officials expressing your concern over the future quality of our drinking water, and asking them to STOP any development that threatens our environment.