Once the Athens of the West, Lexington-Fayette County is now a place where people and livestock have tragically lost their lives in flooded streams; raw sewage and stormwater run-off pollute over 70% of our creeks—endangering fish, animals, and humans alike; and feces finds itself in household basements, neighborhood parks, and the scenic fields of world famous farms.
This crisis impacts us all-from the first-grader, businessman and homeowner to the equine and general agricultural farmer. Indeed, we are in this together—and together we must now embrace the opportunity to fix a problem to which we all contribute, that has been decades in the making.
Therefore, in furtherance of the health, welfare, and prosperity of our community, The Fayette Alliance strongly supports the proposed Water Quality Management Fee and Program.
The Council passed the Water Quality Fee on May 14th, with a vote of 13-2.
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