Your June 30 feature [“Gas guzzling”] describes dangers to drinking water in Albemarle from UG petroleum leaks. Half of the County residents (and some businesses) depend on wells for their water, and perhaps a similar percentage depend on septic systems to dispose of their untreated waste directly into the ground. With the average life expectancy of a septic system less than 30 years, failed or failing septic systems are a real threat to contaminate water wells and streams.
In some County areas where public water and sewer is available, owners are denied connections, because their property is located in areas designated for slow or no growth. Is safe drinking water less important than directing population growth?
D.E. Sours, Sr
There’s that word again
As a fan of C-VILLE, I’m reading one of your restaurant articles today and thought I’d pass along something for you to consider. I am the proud owner of several locally owned Domino’s Pizza stores in the area. My stores have been locally owned in this area for over 25 years. For those 25 years, we’ve contributed to the success and happiness of community groups and citizens of our area. We have always made giving back to the community part of our mission (“caring for the community” is even part of our logo). Whether requests for pizza donations, fundraisers or sponsorship of community events, from schools to community organizations, week after week, year after year-we are the ones who say “yes.”
I started as a delivery driver with Domino’s Pizza and have always loved the fact that Domino’s stores are owned by people who live/work in the community.
So, while I join you in your support of “local” businesses, I also believe you should consider the local businesses associated with national brands, who support our community.