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
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
always possible to control for this volume in such a short time
That said, we have been told that beginnin Monday morning Winchester
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.
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
you think may need beefing up, please let the Supervisor know.
Legislative Aide, Dranesville District