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Soil & Water, DOT earn praise

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Have you heard of the Pitt Soil & Water Conservation District? If not, please take a moment to read the following example of the work they do:

PSWCD Vice Chair Tom Best responded to my solicitation for private contractor suggestions on a neighborhood message board app. He invited me to explain to the PSWCD the street erosion issues I’d mentioned in my post, and which threatened access to my property from the street.

During the meeting, Director PJ Andrews offered to assess the erosion. Because my street is managed by N.C. Department of Transportation, I was provided with instructions on entering a ticket into the NCDOT online system. PJ invited NCDOT Supervisor Kenny Dixon to survey the erosion. Soon, a crew was dispatched to complete the work.

Our family cannot be more thankful to PSWCD and NCDOT for their efficient response. We’re also grateful to the crew, who included Clinton James III. They worked on a busy road for several hours during a cold, windy day. By late afternoon, the road was transformed into a safer place for drivers and residents.

When thanked, Tom humbly replied, "This is your tax dollars at work on your behalf. Please let your friends know about the PSWCD. We exist to conserve an protect the quality of our fresh water and prevent our soil from washing or blowing away. Each of us are dependent on fresh water and soil to survive. We have been doing this since the Dust Bowl in 1938. We're on the ballot."

We hope our story sparks interest in this valuable example of advocacy and stewardship PSWCD undertakes. Finally, this experience also reminded us of the daily hard work performed by our local DOT maintenance staff. The response of all folks involved embody good use of our tax dollars.

Christi Dangott

Winterville

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