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Event to Discuss Ground Water Issues and Conditions for Northern Northampton County Scheduled for June 11

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Ground Water Committee is pleased to invite the public to the Northern Northampton County Ground Water Summit on Wednesday, June 11, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Northampton County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers in the County Administration Building at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville. This summit will be an educational forum that answers critical questions and concerns related to ground water conditions for Eastville, Nassawadox, Exmore, and surrounding areas.

Ground water is the sole source of drinking water on the Shore and its sustainability and quality are essential for residents and communities. This summit aims to offer participants an opportunity to gain a better understanding of where their water comes from, how and when it got there, what is being done to ensure its quality, and what are its largest threats. Presentations will explore varied topics including the area’s geologic evolution, what is and what is not known about the resource, and answer the question: “Is there enough water to support our community for generations to come?”.

Britt McMillan, Consulting Hydrogeologist to the Eastern Shore Ground Water Committee, and Curt Smith, Director of Planning for the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, will be presenting and responding to questions from the audience.

This event is the second of a series of community-focused ground water summits presented by the Ground Water Committee.  The next summit will be held in October 2014 focusing on southern and central Accomack County communities from Belle Haven to Accomac. Future summits in 2015 will focus on communities from Parksley to Temperanceville and Chincoteague/Saxis/Greenbackville.

For additional information, please see the event flyer here or contact Curt Smith at 787-2936.

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