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I think ya'll "s****ed the pooch", Mr. McGill

"What we have actually done it is construct an aquifer storage recovery system. This system places millions of gallons of treated water underground into an aquifer during periods of lower demand like the wintertime."

Mr.McGill, I hate to "inform" you and Our fair Coummunity, YOU cannot "Construct" something which is ALREADY there...

So "In Theory" you pumped treated, Chemical Laden water(s) DOWN into ALREADY existing aquifer(s), not knowing if or ANY chemical "reactions" would or will occur in the afore-mentioned aquifer(s),(Or did you have a "consultant(s) "test"?), That are ALSO prone too, wait for it,

    Salt water Intrusion?

Mr McGill, So please inform the "taxpayers" & Customers of CFPUA, exactly "WHICH", underlying "Aquifer(s)", AND at what "DEPTH" did the Authority pump all these million(s) of gallons of Water DOWNHOLE?
As there are about 5 Aquifer(s) at different depths here in SouthEastern NC..
There are, if memory serves correctly,, the Upper&lower Cape fear/Castle Hayne/Black River and the Pee Dee Aquifer(s)? With each having a different Geology; Sand/clay/silt/fine sand and Limestone, in addition to different Chemical make-up(s) etc for each....
All which are basiclly Under-ground rivers that DO NOT stay in one exact place... Which is WHY some folks, close to the coast NOW are experiencing Salt water intrusion into their well(s)....(As reported in Starnews a few years back)...
From drawing "too much" water from said Aquifer(s) over the years...
I believe that CFPUA just "wasted" millions of gallons, AND our Monies,, pumping all this Chemical laden water "downhole", possibly Ruining the Aquifer(s) themselves at different depths.......In addition to "construction Cost(s)"?

In addition, NOW that those millions of gallons of "treated" water that was pumped "downhole", when; re-extracted has to be "re-treated", Before being used in OUR Water system! With possible Salt-Water intrusion to boot! Making it 'useless"?....
So, I really have to ask, WHOM, or "who's" great Idea came up with this "boondoggle"?
How much will this "problem" cost the CFPUA Customers to rectify? (if it can be even/ever done; if at all?)
DID ya'll know Points NORTH, in other words, some of the cities & (beach) Communities in the NC/VA border, and Barrier Island(s), have "tried" this exact same thing with Less than satisfatory results?
IF, (I don't know the details on this project), IF; CFPUA "created" some kind of Huge Cavern "downhole", to hold all these Millions of gallons of water, let's say in the Castle Hayne Aquifer, thats mostly Limestone & sandy Limestone, You just may possibly created a Disaster in comparision to what happened in Louisiana with Lake Peigneur in 1986, or the "current" one thats swallowing "acres" of Land currently..
Givin the *History*, that is CFPUA in it's current from, it wouldn't surprise a great many residents here, (and else-where) that you have created a >insert thesis here<___________... That's possibly going to cost Wilmington, New hanover Co, a HUGE amount of Money; that May Bankrupt BOTH the City & County over this ManMade, (what-ever happens?) up-coming possible Disaster Movie...
Maybe it'll be big enough to swallow Wrightsville Beach or Landfall proper,,,(then it could REALLY be named "Landfall"), (Sarcism),,, ;)
Not saying it would-of been "cheaper", though; wouldn't this lil problem been better utilized by constructing a "BIG LAKE",(Much like Fayettville has, a lake & Dam system), to hold Millions of gallons of water, While at the same time creating a much needed Boating & Rec Area/Park? that would have been More enviromentaly friendly geologicly, while also benifiting wildlife etc, etc?
Or have a secondary pick-up system upstream on the NE cape Fear? As I understand We have "one" on the Cape fear Proper, Why not a "second" on the N.E. Cape Fear? Say in the Castle Hayne area(s)?
Again Inquiring Minds want to know Mr. McGill...
No Disrespect intended, though I honestly think ya'll really messed up some Geology & permanently Damaging the Aquifer(s)(that were in Dire strights to begin with); in & around those area(s) for miles around your "WELL", that will never be fixed, as it took MILLIONS of years to create these Aquifers....
Final thought... Yes, you just *MAY HAVE* Constructed exactly what was "quoted"; one HUGE Irrigation well, that will be good for nothing else, maybe NOT even that...

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