What do Joe Batte, Fay Biles, Kjell W. Pettersen, and Sayre Uhler have in common? All have written letters to the editor and or guest commentary’s and all belong to the infamous group appropriately named C.A.V.E. (Citizens Against Virtually Everything) which includes MITA, CARES, POP, Friends of Marco, the waterway council and the recall committee.
Joe Batte states it is appropriate to keep the status quo with septic systems. Has someone forgotten to inform him that there are two potent sources of the hydrogen sulfide aroma that permeates the air?
1. The fact that below the island paradise we live on once was a mangrove swamp, that man created into this island paradise.
2. The effluent runoff matter from existing septic systems.
Common Sense tells us that septic systems and a mangrove island are not compatible.
Collier County Officials made a huge error when they permitted septic systems on the island to appease the lot owners in undeveloped areas so they could build. It was wrong but the expedient thing to do! That huge error was realized some 15 years ago when septic system permits became only temporary permits. Where you informed?
Everything I read from various sources state that septic systems in coastal areas, low lands, near swamps, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water suggest other means of sewerage (waste) treatment. Some members of C.A.V.E. have reported an opposite viewpoint based on taking bits and pieces of information and developing their own theory that satisfies their objective.
Preserve our paradise and eliminate septic systems.
Wayne Waldack , Marco Island