Saturday, January 3, 2009

Snowmelt does not make environmental sense

The town of Avon asked the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District to contribute $1.3 million to this project. Most of ERWSDs share of that money was for snowmelt in the parking lot of the Avon Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Snowmelt is not environmentally conscious and I object to spending the money to do something that I believe ultimately hurts the environment. Snowmelt systems impact the environment negatively by warming the atmosphere, no matter what the heat source.

Environmentally conscious decisions must be tempered with common sense. Spending our communitys resource for snowmelt in the Waste Water treatment plant parking lot is not my idea of common sense.

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