To the Editor:

Thanks again to Voices and reporter Nancy Vaughan for spotlighting the disaster of the rogue quarry in Monroe. This site met the criteria for the highest protection under state policy: 50 plus acres of groundwater suitable for water supply, in a drinking water watershed, in undisturbed natural open space, with AA, high-quality soil.

Yet it was excavated and destroyed in plain sight, with no authority (local or state) apparently able or perhaps willing to protect it.

If we can’t protect our water future, what can we protect? Are we doing better on small scales? In working for Rivers Alliance for many years (now as a consultant), I learned the answer is too often, no.

We must do better. Or we won’t have good water.

Margaret Miner


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