To the Editor:
I am writing as a concerned citizen, not as a member of the Planning Board, to express my wholehearted support for the Lost Lake Sewer project. I should also note that the Planning Board voted unanimously in favor of the articles that support this project.
It is crucial that Town Meeting voters understand the basic facts of this complex proposal, and why it is important to all residents of Groton, not just those living in the environmentally-degraded Lost Lake area. A list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers has been mailed to every household in Groton. I urge everyone to read this short document before the October 15 Town Meeting. You can also read or download it here.
Remember, right now we have a package of state funding, major participation by Four Corners businesses, a rare green light from DEP for interbasin transfer, and low-interest loans to help residents finance their individual costs for betterment and hookup. We should take advantage of this opportunity now, because it may not materialize again.
If we all agree to support this project, we can convert a dying lake into a prized asset, while protecting the quality of town water for the future.