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City passes on septic waste request

Since the county commission echoed the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) new rules for small wastewater systems in 2018, domestic septage can only be land applied on the property at which it was generated.

Over the last week, the question has been raised of where sludge is supposed to go in cases where it cannot be dumped on the same property. The rules also state, for example, that septic dumping must occur at least a thousand feet from adjacent properties and 300 feet from a private road, water body or stream.

On being approached by local service provider Jim Geis, who is i...

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