Reasons to Join Frederick County's local Clean Water Movement
Frederick County residents are concerned about the health and quality of local waterways.
The safety of the local drinking water supply is threatened by pollution carried by runoff and poorly planned development. These growing sources of pollution have caused over half of Frederick County streams to become severely impaired and the rest show rapid declines in watershed health.
We need our elected officials to ensure that our community can meet its current needs without compromising the ability of our children and their children to meet their own.
Pollution carried by runoff in Frederick County is a serious problem. Join Frederick County's local Clean Water Movement to defend your right to safe drinking water sources and preserve your quality of life. It's time for local leaders to restore common sense solutions to keep our water supply clean and safe.
1. clean water is under threat in frederick county
The streams and rivers in Frederick County-- Lake Linganore, the Monocacy River, Fishing Creek-- contribute to the water supply for over five million area residents. Polluted runoff threatens our drinking water and poses a serious public health risk. We need to take common sense steps to preserve clean water today and for future generations which include restoring the sensible development guidelines for new construction and strengthening the dedicated fund to clean local waterways.
2. Special Interest Developer Groups are causing pollution problems to get worse
Special interests and their lobbyists gave Frederick County politicians hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. In exchange, the county rolled back construction guidelines and created tax loopholes behind closed doors saving developers millions, and paving the way for poorly planned development across the county. We need leaders who value safe drinking water and will restore sensible river-friendly policies, not leaders who bend over backwards for special interests funding their campaigns.
3. We can keep frederick county beautiful
Frederick County is the second fastest growing suburban county in Maryland, and home to some of the most polluted streams in the state. Poorly planned growth threatens our quality of life by eliminating forests and farmlands. We need to keep Frederick County beautiful and protect our lakes and streams. Taking our children to experience our great outdoors shouldn't be a luxury. The Clean Water Frederick campaign's proposals to restore new construction and development guidelines will preserve Frederick County for future generations to enjoy.
4. We can't control nature but we can control pollution
We cannot control the weather, but we can prepare for the impact of increasingly strong storms. Stormwater from roads, homes, and other paved surfaces collects toxic chemicals and pollutes our streams and rivers. It threatens the health of the water our children drink, and increases local flooding and costly property damage. There are sensible, common sense solutions that allow for smart growth planning and prepare for the impacts of weather outside of our control.