Water quality meeting set

Published 9:48 pm Monday, July 6, 2009

Suffolk is planning a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at King’s Fork Middle School to address improving water quality in the Upper Nansemond River watershed.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Health have determined that bacteria concentrations along sections of the Nansemond River and Shingle Creek do not meet water quality standards for shellfish harvesting and swimming and other water sports.

Suffolk and Isle of Wight County have partnered with the DEQ and the VDH, as well as the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, to come up with a plan to address the problem, according to city spokesperson Debbie George.


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Thursday’s meeting is open to the public.