water treatment plant

water treatment plant

What About the Water, Written and Performed by Lee Murdock

12h ago
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The inspiration for this song comes from a true story, told to me by Rob Saunders, who lives on an island in the Chesapeake Bay. It's about his grandfather, who owned a marina in Silver Creek NY, on Lake Erie, in the 1960s. At that time, industrial pollution and raw untreated sewage discharges were killing Lake Erie. One morning, he came down to the marina to smell the foul effects of one such raw sewage dumping incident. From his days as a bootlegger in the 1920's, Grandfather purported to know Joe Kennedy. Calling upon Joe's son, Robert, the Attorney General, his grandfather filed suit to stop the town from further sewage dumping. Though Grandfather braved some personal reprisals and many financial setbacks, he pursued the legal channels and eventually they built a water treatment plant. In his email to Lee, Rob said "I have lake water in my blood." That gave me the first line, and this song just seemed to flow from my strings and my pencil. Thank you Rob.