You may have seen earlier that I posted ten pages of the 1993 Environmental Sensitive Areas Report. Since the five lots that make up the heart and soul of the Gray Road forest located in Area 48 are still for sale and thus in immediate danger I want to focus on the management guidelines for that area that were recommended to Township nearly twenty years ago. How it is possible to develop these parcels and respect these guidelines.
The first paragraph reads :
AQUIFER -improve the management of pesticides, fertilizers and manure use in farming systems on aquifers
-maintain existing forested vegetation to protect (local) aquifer recharge and to minimize pollution
-control/minimize residential use of septic systems and restrict new residential development that requires septic disposal systems, in order to protect groundwater quality -prevent Water quality deterioration in aquifer, since it provides local water supply for West and East Creek.