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County will not financially support private enterprise to solve septic issue, says commission

The county is not willing to financially prop up a private enterprise no matter the service it offers was the crux of a heated conversation last week about the ongoing issue of draining septic tanks.

For the last couple of months, business owner Jim Geis has reported on his progress in attempting to solve the issue of state regulations no longer allowing him to only land-apply sewage on the land on which it was generated.

The regulations were changed in 2018, but Geis was only informed that he was breaking the law in September. Since then, he said he has had little success in finding a solutio...

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