So close, and yet so far

Difficulty in reaching sewer line causes problem for lot under development


November 16, 2023

The council faces a conundrum with a parcel of land under development at the east end of town. City rules don’t allow for a lot within reach of a sewer line to have a septic tank, but this particular lot sits at an elevation that makes it tough to tap in at the available connection point.

Heith Waddell, who is currently constructing a garage on the Cleveland St. property, told the council on Tuesday that he had stopped the installation of his planned septic tank upon hearing about the dilemma.

“People are unimpressed with my ideas, so I said, well that’s pretty easy, I’ll just take...

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