Expanded sewerage plans are back on the agenda in Monmouth County, and Holmdel residents are again left wondering whether or not water supply in the township could be impacted.
A future wastewater service area map will be discussed again in Monmouth County on Wednesday morning by the Monmouth County Water Quality Management Plan Amendment Review Committee.
In 2011, Holmdel residents rallied against the expanded sewer system plans, which could allow the entire Lucent and Garden State Arts properties to become sewered.
Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said during a statement in 2011, "If you cover up all the land with buildings, roadways, parking lots, etc. and don't allow the rain, snow and yes, septic, to meander slowly down to be cleansed and filtered by the soil, you are not going to recharge the aquifer."
Impreveduto said not only will an expanded sewer system drive a dense population of buildings, water levels could potentially drop and affect the township's drinking water.
A meeting of the Monmouth County Water Quality Management Plan Amendment Review Committee is scheduled for Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. in Freehold:
- Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room Hall of Records Annex
1 East Main Street, Freehold
More on the subject:
- Action by County's Amendment Review Committee is Important to Holmdel
- DEP's Sewering Plan for Holmdel Could Affect Water Supply
- Petition Drive To Protest Sewering Plan