Sussex County Council approved a plan Tuesday to protect underground drinking water supplies from contamination that can come from activities like development. But the approval, in a 3-2 vote, was not without controversy. Councilman Vance C. Phillips, R-Laurel, urged fellow council members to send the latest proposed Source Water Protection Act back to a council-appointed committee for review before taking final action. And Lewes-area property owner Wayne Baker urged council to make sure affected landowners are aware their land is impacted by the new ordinance. Baker said county officials must give notice when they create a land use overlay zone, which he contended was the case with the source water protection ordinance.
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