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- Sarah Baumgardner

52

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020

ABOVE:
The water quality of the Roanoke River and its
tributaries is clean and clear "except when it rains."
-Kip Foster.

Environmental activist Diana
Christopulos believes the controversial
Mountain Valley Pipeline poses a
significant threat to the quality of water
in the Roanoke Valley. MVP, she says,
"would cross the Roanoke River and
its tributaries over 120 times upstream
of the cities of Salem and Roanoke. A
study performed by an MVP stated
that any uncontained sediment from
the project would wash all the way to
Niagara Dam or Smith Mountain Lake.
... The City of Roanoke has repeatedly
s t a t e d t h a t M V P w i l l i n c re a s e
stormwater fees in the Roanoke River
by over $37 million per year, based on
MVP's own study."
Kip Foster counters that "the MVP
pipeline is routinely inspected by DEQ
staff and third-party contractors to
maintain effective best management
practices."
Water is a primary concern that isn't
going anywhere. This region is blessed
with abundant sources, but effectively
and efficiently managing them is the
challenge.I

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DAN SMITH

"Based
on current
demand, these
reservoirs store
two years
worth of
water."

that are interconnected throughout
the Valley provides us great protection
in the event of a drought. The Water
Authority manages and maintains
one of the most advanced wastewater
treatment plants in the state and
protects water quality throughout the
Valley every day by treating all the
wastewater that we send to the sewer
system."
The water quality of the Roanoke
River and its tributaries is clean and
clear "except when it rains," says Foster.
"Stormwater runoff erodes stream
banks and carries pollutants from
streets and rooftops. We need to allow
runoff to soak into the ground to reduce
the volume reaching our streams. To
do this, each property owner needs to
consider installing best management
practices, such as rain barrels, grass
filter strips and rain 'gardens.'"
Barring a major drought, says
Strickland, "our water supply should be
sufficient; however, there may be some
deficits in the near future and over
the next decade. ... If our population
growth in the next 10 years exceeds one
to 1.5% annually, then we may have
to look more closely at water supply
issues."


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