Water Concerns As Louisa Grows

By: Elizabeth Donatelli
By: Elizabeth Donatelli

March 1, 2005

Spring creek is just one of the many new developments in Zion Crossroads. Over the next 20 years, officials predict both the business and housing communities to increase exponentially.

A group from the community raised several concerns about the growth affecting the water supply and environment, particularly at spring creek.

"We've done testing," said Fitzgerald A. Barnes, Chairman of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors. "We've had a lot of work put into this and with our results right now we feel that residents will be safe, that they will have the amount of water that they need."

Some local residents say they haven't felt the impact of new development on the water supply.

"So far it hasn't affected us," said Louisa resident Barry Johnson.

But still others aren't sold on the plans for long-term water allotment.

"If the trend is moving towards rapid development, then it's going to need to be controlled and there's going to need to be a plan to deal with it at that point," said Lake Monticello resident Tim Irvin.

In the past many Green Springs residents, who make up the Historic Green Spring, Inc, successfully kept out a state prison and mining company. This same group is a watchdog on the Spring Creek project.

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