On May 9, 2018, the Warwick Planning Board unanimously approved a new car wash at 1555 Warwick Ave (old Copperfields lot) Mr. philip D'Ercole from "Friends of Warwick Ponds" submitted a letter of opposition to the Planning Board, that letter is included below.
Mr. D'Ercole who opposes the car wash, lives along the banks of Warwick Pond that has been negatively impacted by algae bloom outbreaks and phragmites overgrowth (slowing pond draining), since the TF Green Airport runway extension and Winslow ball field developments.
Mr. D'Ercole contends that the carwash development is "not the ideal type of development next to a DEM regulated pond" and "there is no guarantee that the carwash and site will not generate phosphorus, the problematic nutrient attributing to the algae blooms and eutrophication of ponds." (see full opposition letter below). Mr. D'Ercole also advises that the project should include public vehicle access for the loading and unloading of boats for those that wish to continue the tradition of fishing in Spring Green Pond.