10/12/05 Reply from Joan DuBois' Office Re: Erosion from Stockwell Manor
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    Note: We received the following reply to our 10/11/05 email regarding runoff from the Stockwell Manor site from Rosemary Ryan, Supervisor Joan DuBois' legislative aide. To learn more about this incident, begin here .

    Dear Catherine and Adrienne,

    We have been advised that,in anticipation of above average rainfall,
    Winchester had already directed its contractor to bolster the in-place
    controls and actually installed additional measures to try and minimize
    any silt run-off. However, after nearly seven inches of rain within a
    48-hour period, the site did experience some erosion control failures.
    This was not the only failure, and staff believes that even the
    sturdiest of controls would probably have been compromised. It is not
    always possible to control for this volume in such a short time period.

    That said, we have been told that beginnin Monday morning Winchester met
    with the land development Project Manager, Mr. Joseph Houk and the
    contractor to inspect the project and begin the required cleanup
    operation. There were over thirty people assigned to work on the
    cleanup of the site and the areas downstream that were affected. Nick
    was going out there this morning to check on the progress of the
    cleanup. If you or Catherine believe that there are areas that still
    need to be addressed or if there are particular areas of the site that
    you think may need beefing up, please let the Supervisor know.

    Rosemary Ryan
    Legislative Aide, Dranesville District

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