Have you noticed the sewer water in Bear Creek since September? It would get dirty and smelly for a few days, then clear up.

But for the last two weeks it has stayed dirty and smelly. My parents bought this house in 1941. My two brothers and I were raised there. Even when Bethlehem Steel was in full operation. the water never looked or smelled this bad.

We pay higher taxes and flood insurance, if you have a mortgage or you elect to do so, to enjoy waterfront living. But all my calls to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and elected officials have come to no avail. The Environmental Protection Agency won’t even come to test the water. What do we pay taxes for?

I think we should form a coalition to get some answers. The Dundalk Eagle office has my home phone number, and I’ll ask the editor to give it out to concerned citizens. There are at least 10 pumping stations on the creek and most, if not all, now have the backup generators with them.

I have a friend with a waterfront on Jones Creek around the point to my east. It has clean water and a lot of eel grass growing – a must to keep water clear and clean.

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