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Water Treatment Plant for Jefferson County?

By: Marise Estime
By: Marise Estime

Organizers say the county is growing at a rapid rate.

Builders are designing new homes with septic tanks, and some feel those are environmentally unsafe.

Several residents are encouraging city and county officials to come up with a study to see if a new water treatment facility would be feasible to address the rapid growth.

David Bailar says, "If we could have a system in and get dedicated lands having dry system put in before hand then they hook up and land owners are going to like this. They're not going to have septic tank problems; they're not going to have water contamination."

Organizers are hoping to get funding from either the Department of Environmental Protection or Department of Community Affairs for the comprehensive study.


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