I want to thank Michael Barrett for his coverage of the water runoff issues caused by the Mills Creek Apartment complex. Highlighting the problem the apartment owner has created for Eugene West is felt in the Williamsburg subdivision, also. Mr. West did a great job pointing out the problems many homeowners bordering Mills Creek face.

At the Gaston Planning Board meeting one of their members advised the board and those attending the meeting that federal law does not allow the owner of Mills Creek to enlarge their storm water basins. The federal law was created so landowners would not build storm water basins to hoard water needed by neighboring landowners. This is an issue in states with limited rainfall.

The inability to enlarge the inadequate basins will only add to the waterflow and erosion we already feel. The homeowners at 925 and 928 Raleigh Court in the Williamsburg subdivision both have serious erosion problems as a result of the waterflow from the apartment complex. I'm guessing the city has already spent several thousand dollars to address the issue at 925 Raleigh Court. Cages full of rocks were placed in the erosion area, But the issue still gets worse.

 

Dan Bowser is a resident of Gastonia.