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State Water Control Board
General Permit for Use of Surficial Aquifer on the Eastern Shore [9 VAC 25 ‑ 910]
Action Creation of a General Permit for Use of the Surficial Aquifer on the Eastern Shore
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 10/29/2021
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10/21/21  11:26 am
Commenter: Elaine Meil, Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission


The Groundwater Committee has advocated for three decades for the use of this surficial (Columbia) aquifer in preference to the confined Yorktown-Eastover aquifer as a more sustainable source of water supply for irrigation and non-potable uses.  The proposed General Permit helps achieve this goal by reducing the regulatory burden to use the Columbia aquifer. This is beneficial to businesses and the resource since it has a simplified burden to use the most sustainable source of water available. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Groundwater Committee is strongly supportive of this regulatory action.

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