Like most of those who have spoken up, including those who represent our town, I’m against Eversource’s ongoing spraying of the powerlines as their ill-chosen method of keeping the plants down. The universal condemnation, especially by those abutting the powerlines, should be enough for the company to go back to mechanical “mowing,” which certainly seemed to work just fine for decades. A company should not flout the express will of its customers.
The reason we don’t want the powerlines sprayed with herbicides is fear that they will percolate down through our sandy soil and get into the water supply. A reasonable fear. The company says the fears are baseless. I do wonder why, since all Cape towns have been sprayed, there has apparently been no testing to see who’s right. At least I’m not aware of any town doing the testing and making the results known. Hard to imagine that private owners have not had their water tested, but if they have they haven’t shared the results.
Isn’t anybody curious about this? About whether our water supply is in fact being poisoned by Eversource’s spraying (or not)?