Water our responsibility | TheUnion.com

Water our responsibility

Lori Sheftal made some very good points in her March 1 response to The Union’s front page headline of last week, “Sewer plant usurps Highway 49.” “Usurp” means “to seize and hold by force or without right,” as if to imply that the 80 households in Cascade Shores are taking money away from widening Hwy. 49, a project that would benefit many people, including the 7,000 people who use that road every day.

The improved water quality, which will result from an upgraded sewer treatment facility, benefits all of us in Nevada County and even further down the line, wherever that water eventually ends up. And why is it that 80 households with an annual median income of under $36,000 are expected to provide clean drinking water for thousands while maintaining a safe recreational environment at Scott’s Flat Lake?

As Lori Sheftal said in her letter to the editor, “Everyone is responsible for clean water, not just 80 people.”

Linda O’Kay

Cedar Ridge

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User