A 42-acre campsite has been proposed for Juniata Township (Pa.), but the Huntingdon County Planning Commission and neighboring residents have found serious concerns with the prospect, according to WTAJ.
About 550 people call Juniata Township home, and many rely on private wells to access water. The availability of that well water is already an issue and a new campground could potentially cut off supplies.
The 210 space campground, proposed for Piney Ridge Road, was reviewed by the Huntingdon County Planning Commission. They sent a letter to the Juniata Township Supervisors expressing their “very serious concern” about the availability of water.
“They’re going to have to drill private wells for the campground, and if they’re drawing from the same aquifer that provides well water for surrounding property owners, that’s going to negatively impact the existing people on that aquifer,” said James Lettiere, Huntingdon County planning director.