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    Bellingham board revises scope of sewer expansion – Milford Daily News - September 1, 2017 by admin

    Mike Gleason Daily News Staff @MGleason_MDN

    BELLINGHAM - The town has revised a proposed project that would bring sewer service to the Wethersfield neighborhood, and will look to speak to residents in the coming months.

    The Board of Selectmen decided the narrow the scope of the project after seeking feedback from those who live on certain streets within the neighborhood.

    Town Administrator Denis Fraine said the board had opted to remove Wethersfield Road and Kathy Drive from the project, citing resident disinterest. Town officials had noted that, as those areas are less dense, the cost for adding sewer there would be higher per household.

    Though officials had also considered cutting Monique Drive, Fraine said those residents had shown enough of an interest that the street was retained within the project.

    Fraine said there will be an informational meeting for the neighborhood as a whole at Bellinghan High School on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

    Selectmen Chairman Michael Soter said the meeting would discuss the scope of the project, project the betterment costs for neighborhood houses and gauge support for the work.

    "To me, the pulse of the neighborhood is very 50-50," he said, noting the project will not pass if there is no local groundswell. "It's up to the people to decide, not the Board of Selectmen."

    Soter said residents of the neighborhood had approached him in the past, asking the town to consider sewers in Wethersfield. The lot sizes in the neighborhood are small, he said, and septic systems cut into the usable portion of residents' plots. He said, beyond that, a sewer hookup generally makes a house more valuable to potential buyers.

    A proposed Taunton Street rebuild forced the issue, Soter said. As the main sewer line would be under that road, the sewer expansion would either have to take place during that project, or be put on hold for years.

    Mike Gleason can be reached at 508-634-7546 or mgleason@wickedlocal.com. For news throughout the day, follow him on Twitter @MGleason_MDN.

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    Delay on sewer line repair at Mount Marion school bothers trustees – The Daily Freeman - September 1, 2017 by admin

    SAUGERTIES, N.Y. >> District trustees are upset that a sewer line has yet to be repaired at Mount Marion Elementary School, more than two years after bathrooms in nine classrooms were closed to prevent further problems.

    At a Board of Education meeting Tuesday, board members said an opportunity to secure emergency funds from the state had been missed because corrective action was not taken.

    Theres a dip in the sewer pipe heading into the septic system at Mount Marion in one of the hallways, Trustee Robert Thomann said.

    Officials said the delay apparently involves finding time to remove asbestos tiles that are above the sewer line, but that work would have to be scheduled when students are not in the building.

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    This whole item was put out for emergency request back in ... 2015 and it wasnt followed through, Trustee Paul VanSchaack said. So right now were back to the ... drawing board to find out exactly what happened.

    Information was not immediately available on the cost to repair the line or the amount that would have been covered by the state.

    Mount Marion Elementary School Principal Carole Kelder said the bathrooms were closed to avoid clogging the line.

    In some of the classrooms, the little ones they use a little too much toilet paper, she said. So we decide we would not have them use the bathrooms. We would have them go down the hallway and use the gang bathrooms.

    Trustee Raymond Maclary said administrators should have put the repair on a higher priority.

    I know in my house, if a bathroom didnt work, we wouldnt just stop using it, he said.

    Trustee Elena Maskell was also troubled that the problem, which has left odors in the building, had not been resolved.

    I dont understand how its possible to allow a sewer issue to get dropped, she said. The health and welfare of our students and staff have been at risk for two years. That does not sit right with me and I cant get past that.

    Superintendent Seth Turner said the repairs were delayed because there was asbestos abatement involved and work needed to be done while students were not in the building.

    I want everybody to be assured that the health, safety and welfare of the children, the staff, the students, and the people who are in our facilities is put number one, he said. At no point would I or any person with whom I work ever put somebody ... at risk.

    Turner added that the significance of the problem did not previously seem to rise to the concerns being raised at the board meeting, but said it had been discussed earlier this year by a district committee.

    If I recall correctly, the December 2015 minutes indicated there were no sanitary issues, no plumbing issues, he said. So I apologize. This did go off the radar until it got brought back up in June (2017), but was it intended to be in the capital improvement project. That answer is yes.

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    Commercial/industrial taps limited in county sewer project – Athens NEWS - September 1, 2017 by admin

    Athens City Council voted Monday to approve an ordinance finalizing an agreement between the city and Athens County for the city to provide sewer-collection and treatment services to a portion of the county southwest of Athens thats currently plagued with failing septic systems.

    Embedded in the agreement is a requirement that no more than 4 percent of the 1,500 equivalent single-family units (ESFU) taps in the area of the sewer district expansion (roughly defined as the Athens-to-Albany corridor, though including spurs from that area) will be for commercial uses, and no more than 1 percent of those taps will be for industrial uses.

    Any additional taps beyond (those limits for the 1,500 ESFUs) must be subject to a separate future agreement between the county and the city, the agreement reads.

    City Engineer Andy Stone explained that the sewer-expansion project on the countys part is meant to solve a pollution problem that exists right now and is a significant public-health and environmental concern. The project has been on the countys radar for over 20 years, after the Ohio EPA sent a notice in 1995 detailing environmental concerns related to the use of septic-tank systems in rural areas southwest of the city of Athens that were seeing substantial residential growth, specifically in subdivision development.

    The Athens City-County Health Department has called failing septic systems in that area, and other parts of the county, one of the biggest public-health issues facing the county. Since 1995, the county Commissioners have been moving by fits and starts toward a plan to install a central sanitary sewer collection system.

    Its not an economic development project to where we (the city) are looking to promote a bunch of growth out there, Stone clarified. The city is concerned about too much growth out there versus in the city, because the city has an income tax and would prefer to have economic development inside the city limits. Were not going to be party to a sewage system thats going to incentivize business to move outside the city.

    County Commissioner Lenny Eliason said in a brief interview Wednesday morning a public meeting will be held the last week of September on the sewer expansion project. At that meeting, he said, the Commissioners expect to reach a decision on whether or not to proceed with the rest of the project. An engineering firm for the county already has designed 60 percent of the project, and the Commissioners are awaiting further information from the federal government on how much of the project will be grant-funded. The Commissioners are hoping for a 60 percent loan/40 percent grant split for the $20 million project. The loan/grant split is a key piece of information for the commissioners as they are concerned about the projects affordability for residents. They previously set a benchmark that the per-month sewer bill rate for homeowners in the project area should not exceed $79.

    The county will pay for extension of sanitary sewer lines from three separate points in the city of Athens sewer lines.

    Other regulations spelled out in the city-county agreement include:

    If the sewage being treated by the city coming from the county expansion exceeds 2.1 million gallons per day on nine separate occasions per year, the city can direct the county to design and construct additional treatment facilities.

    The county will pay a $3,000 per equivalent single-family-home capacity fee.

    Stone stressed that the city wants to help improve sewer services in the region, but must protect its own interests.

    Its a project to address an existing pollution problem to protect the environment, he said. Thats our number one concern. Right now, Margarets Creek and the Hocking River are really suffering pollution from failing septic systems.

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    Weekend: Get a taste of our area – The Courier - July 31, 2017 by admin

    RIB-OFF ON Broadway isnt just for rib lovers anymore! Thats because this years event is being reimagined as the first-ever Hancock Federal Credit Unions Street Feast, a gathering of regional cuisine and food from across Ohio. Hungry crowds will discover all types of dishes at the event, including Dietsch Brothers ice cream, Firehouse Subs, Kimmels Mountain Man Meats, Kona Ice, Smokin Buckeye BBQ and more! The event will take place Aug. 5 on Broadway. (Photo provided)

    Rib-Off on Broadway will be re-imagined as the first-ever Hancock Federal Credit Unions Street Feast, presented by the Arts Partnership.The event runs from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, on Broadway between Main Cross and Front streets.The Flag City Corvettes 11th annual community cruise and downtown car show, Car Tunes on Main, will be held the same day.Street Feast highlights regional cuisine as well as food from across the state.Regional food vendors include Dietsch Brothers ice cream, Little Red, Kona Ice, Smokin Buckeye BBQ, Firehouse Subs, and Kimmels Mountain Man Meats. Joining the event from across Ohio are Blue Chew, Cazuelas, and Nikos Street Eats.Live music will play on the main stage throughout the event.Performers include: Ryan Parker Band performs at 4, with the bands namesake a singer-songwriter from Ohio. The group performs original songs in addition to covers stamped with their style of folk, pop and soul. James and Some Names will perform at 6, spanning a variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, funk, folk and bluegrass. Joshua Melton, a singer/songwriter out of Nashville, Tennessee, will perform at 8:30. The Findlay native brings identifiable lyrics and melodies, on-point vocals and a unique take on country music, featuring an eclectic list of original songs and cover tunes.Attendees can vote for the peoples choice food vendor by casting a $1 ballot at the event.Admission for the event is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for children in strollers. All proceeds from Street Feast support the Arts Partnerships growing arts education programs.For more information, call the Arts Partnership at 419-422-4624 or visit http://www.artspartnership.com.Street Feast is sponsored by Hancock Federal Credit Union, Beerco, Tall Timbers Industrial Park, Alvada Construction, Bugners Sewer and Septic Cleaning, Valfilm, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Findlay, Sunbelt Rentals, TJD Industrial Services, and LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac.Car Tunes on Main will be held the same day, with registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to all vehicles.The community cruise will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cruisers will register at LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac, 215 E. Main Cross St. The cruisers will make pit stops throughout the community.The downtown car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cars will be parked on downtown streets as they enter at East Main Cross Street.Car show awards will be presented at 6 p.m., and winners must be present to receive awards.Car Tunes benefits Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services. The major sponsor is the LaRiche Family of Dealerships.Additional information on Car Tunes is available by calling 419-348-3827 or by emailing drjensen15@yahoo.com

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    Booker pushing for sewer service for the rest of Arco – Brunswick News - July 31, 2017 by admin

    Sewer service may be on its way to the Arco neighborhood in the next few years if a cooperative effort works out between Glynn County Commissioner Allen Booker and the Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission.

    From my understanding they do not (all have sewer), a lot of places have septic, Booker said. I know my district, I know people that live over there and dont have sewer.

    Booker is proposing to use money from the Community Development Block Grant to get the job done.

    Ive asked them to work with us to go after a CDBG grant to run water and sewer, to expand it over into Arco, Booker said.

    According to the countys grant writer, Monica Hardin, the grant covers a number of things, including water and sewer expansion into low-income areas. The grant, worth $750,000, must be used for activities that help low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, according to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Departments website.

    Nothing will be done this year, however, as the deadline for applying for the grant has passed. The deadline for the next block grant is April 2018, Hardin said.

    Utility Executive Director Jimmy Junkin said its still early in the conversation, but the JWSC is already considering some more modern techniques to keep the projects cost within the budget they will have available. If they can do the work with the money from the grant, they will seriously look at moving forward with the project.

    Using the sewer system will not be mandatory. According to the countys ordinances, someone is only required to tap in if they are building a new structure or significantly altering an existing one within 500 feet of a sewer line.

    This effort to expand the sewer system is part of a larger push by Booker to fight poverty in Arco, a neighborhood which mostly just outside of the Brunswick city limits. Booker said he has already met with members of county staff to put together a preliminary plan to start doing more to improve the neighborhood.

    He said Hardin had already been successful in securing a grant for rehabilitating three parks in the neighborhood to give residents access to more outdoor activities.

    Along with the renovations to parks and expansion of sewer infrastructure, Booker is also looking to get the residents personally involved in their neighborhood through an Arco planning assembly. The assembly would organize tasks such as community cleanups.

    Booker said most of his plan is still preliminary, and that he will elaborate further as it comes together.

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    Cleaning up human waste is cheapest way to improve health of region’s beaches, report finds – The San Diego Union-Tribune - July 31, 2017 by admin

    Its been thought for decades that stormwater runoff is the major source of bacterial pollution in the countys rivers, bays and beaches triggering swimming advisories up and down the regions shoreline for 72 hours after it rains.

    However, the greatest source of dangerous pathogens flowing from these urban waterways into the ocean may actually be coming from human waste. Thats according to a newly released study commissioned by the areas top water-quality regulators in collaboration with the city and county of San Diego.

    The reports authors said cleaning up sources of human feces such as leaky sewer pipes and homeless encampments near rivers and streams is the cheapest way to improve public health at beaches and bays following periods of precipitation.

    Human waste carries significantly more pathogens that can cause gastrointestinal illness and other infections than waste from other warm-blooded animals, including raccoons, coyotes, horses and dogs, according to scientists.

    I was personally surprised at the extent of human waste that weve observed in our monitoring, said Todd Snyder, manager of the watershed protection program for the county of San Diego. The preliminary results that were seeing is that this human waste is everywhere upstream in the watershed, downstream in the watershed, tributaries, the main stem of the San Diego River.

    The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board has required cities under its jurisdiction to limit bacterial pollution at specific locations during dry-weather conditions by 2021 and during rain events by 2031. The program stretches through more than a dozen watersheds, from Chollas and Scripps to San Marcos and Laguna Beach.

    The new report looked at the most cost-effective ways to meet state standards for cleaning up fecal bacteria at 20 of the most impacted beaches, rivers and creek segments in San Diego and southern Orange counties.

    Following release of the cost analysis, environmental groups expressed concern that local governments would try to use the findings to delay compliance with broader water-quality regulations. But they agreed that leaking sewer pipes and other sources of human waste could be the primary culprit polluting beaches with harmful bacteria.

    While we question the motives behind the study and some of its methodology, to the extent this study allows our governments to reverse years of poor planning and fix aging wastewater infrastructure, we hope it can be useful, said Matt O'Malley, executive director of San Diego Coastkeeper.

    According to the report, for every $1 million spent by public agencies to reduce human waste in rivers and beaches, about 152 fewer people a decade on average would get sick from associated pathogens.

    A different analysis the Surfer Health Study commissioned last year by the city and county of San Diego found that adults who went surfing 72 hours after it rained were more likely than dry-weather beachgoers to suffer gastrointestinal illnesses.

    For every 1,000 surfers who went into the ocean within three days of a rain event, 30 fell ill on average, according to the Surfer Health analysis. Thats compared with 25 out of 1,000 surfers who got sick after getting in the water during dry-weather conditions.

    The Surfer Health examination, which was conducted by UC Berkeley and the Surfrider Foundation, also found that while higher rates of illness were correlated with wet-weather conditions, the increase didnt exceed water-quality guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    At this point, San Diego County officials are trying to pinpoint where the human sewage in watersheds is coming from. The potential sources are wide-ranging: broken septic tanks, illegal dumping by RVs, transients camped in creek beds and cracking wastewater pipes.

    Were doing more water-quality monitoring to see where are the highest concentrations, so we can go after those and dig in further, said Snyder, the watershed protection manager. For sewer pipes, we just need to keep working our way upstream to figure out where those hotspots are.

    Community advocates for river and creek rehabilitation projects said homeless encampments are a significant source of pollution in urban waterways.

    One of the large problems is transient populations in the creek, all up and down the watershed, said Leslie Reynolds, executive director of Groundwork San Diego.

    On Friday, she was standing next to a section of Chollas Creek at Market Street and Euclid Avenue that her nonprofit group has helped restore dramatically, including a walking path, interpretive signage and native vegetation.

    The revamped creek also had at least half a dozen homeless people congregating in and around it Friday, including 64-year-old Marcel Smith. He said people sleep in a culvert in the dry creek bed and that some relieve themselves in the area.

    We have Starbucks across the street, so a lot of times if a person needs to go to the bathroom, thats where we go, Smith said. You find a lot that go over to the Starbucks and then you find the ones that dont. It varies.

    The newly released cost-analysis report for reducing fecal bacteria comes as part of a debate about how and to what extent to improve water quality throughout the region. Should cities and counties follow traditional metrics that look at particular types of contamination, such as harmful bacteria? Or should they embrace broader approaches that seek to restore entire rivers and streams? Or should they concentrate on improving only aspects of watershed health that directly affect people?

    Water-quality regulators have long pressured cities in San Diego County to clean up pollution through improvements to their stormwater systems. River contamination is worsened by rains, which flush everything from cigarette butts and industrial chemicals to lawn fertilizers and pet feces into waterways.

    Municipalities have submitted extensive plans for meeting these goals, and in the past decade have started limiting hardscape surfaces in targeted areas because they speed up runoff flows and tightening rules on new housing and commercial development to require filtration systems that enable more urban runoff to soak into the ground.

    All the while, cities have routinely pushed back on the huge price tags associated with larger river restoration projects and major overhauls of public stormwater systems. The collective cost runs into the billions of dollars over time.

    After accounting for financial benefits associated with recreation, public health and other factors, the expense associated with cleaning up bacterial pollution in the regions rivers, creeks and beaches during and after storms would amount to about $34.6 million a year for the next 65 years, according to the new report.

    In light of the latest findings, city and county officials have a chance to petition the regional water quality board to revise its overall approach and extend timelines for compliance.

    While focusing efforts on human waste wouldnt necessarily satisfy the boards current standards for limiting overall bacterial pollution, it would be cheaper requiring about $20.7 million annually for the next 65 years.

    The new report also said if the deadline for wet-weather compliance were postponed until 2051, municipalities could reach compliance by spending only $7.8 million on average for the next 65 years.

    Environmental advocates have strongly rejected a longer timeline for compliance, arguing that the water quality board has already extended its deadline for wet-weather standards from 10 years to two decades.

    They have pushed for even more expensive changes, calling for large-scale rehabilitation of urban rivers and streams. They believe such investments would create lush, clean and inviting spaces that would also boost home values.

    The new report found that incorporating more restoration strategies along with upgrading stormwater systems would have by far the greatest benefits including millions of dollars of savings in public-health costs and higher revenues associated with recreation.

    But wide-scale rehabilitation of rivers and comprehensive restoration of wetlands would also end up costing the most money in the long run. To meet the regional water quality boards standards for limiting bacteria, it would cost on balance about $60.4 million a year for the next 65 years.

    Elected officials in San Diego and Orange counties will have a chance to submit their latest proposals to the water quality board later this year. The board will then likely make a determination of how to proceed in early 2018.

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    ‘Manual scavenging kills more than terrorism’ – The Sunday Guardian - July 31, 2017 by admin

    Manual scavenging kills more people than terrorism in the country, according to the Safai Karamchari Andolan (SKA), an organisation working for the eradication of manual scavenging.

    According to the SKA, 1,300 manual scavengers died across the country in 2016. In the same time period, 516 civilians were killed in terrorism in India, as per the data of the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), an organisation that helps in critical assessment and analysis of terrorism in South Asia. Recently, the death of two manual scavengers in Delhi has sparked a debate on the state of manual scavenging in the country.

    Though the practice of manual scavenging was banned in 2013 under the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013, the death of two labourers while manually cleaning sewage in the capital is shocking, said Brajesh Kumar, coordinator of the SKA Delhi zone.

    Though multiple laws prohibit manual scavenging and despite the Supreme Courts strict directions, things have not changed and 1,300 people died across the country in 2016 in septic tanks or sewers while doing this job. For cleaning septic tanks or sewers, workers often descend into the tank filled with noxious gases, with no protective gear. Often the worker has to go deep inside the tank to clean it, Kumar said.

    Although the Delhi State Legal Services Authority had identified 233 manual scavengers in the capital in 2013, of whom 104 were government employees, this figure, say experts, is misleading since there is no way to determine the exact number of people working privately in manual scavenging.

    The three Municipal Corporations of Delhi have 2,382 nala beldars, or drain cleaners, on their rolls. Officially, these employees are meant to keep small drains free of silt, but there is nothing that says they cannot be made to clean deeper sewers. The Delhi Jal Board, too, has full-time sewer cleaners. Besides, civic agencies often outsource the dehumanising work to contractors, who find contract labour for such assignments. This allows the agencies to escape culpability in the event of accidents.

    A study by Praxis India, a non-profit Bangalore-based organisation doing research on issues related to urban space, revealed the occupational and health hazards and perils of contracting faced by sewerage workers of Delhi. Praxis Indias study shows that every year, over 100 sewerage workers die in Delhi after entering drains and manholes with high temperature, slippery walls, floors and toxic gases.

    Most sewerage workers, due to lack of medical attention, suffer from several dreaded diseases like cardiovascular degeneration, musculoskeletal disorders, infections, skin problems and respiratory ailments, said Saron Thambola, a member of Praxis India.

    Apart from health hazards, the other issues manual scavengers face are low pay, caste-based discrimination, prejudice, lack of occupational safety and apathy of government agencies, he added.

    Jayanti Majumdar, a Dalit scholar at the Mahatma Gandhi Peace foundation, told The Sunday Guardian: The problem of manual scavenging is also a problem of caste. Only law cant prevent manual scavenging; society has to respond and render support to end this inhuman practice. Contractualisation has worsened the situation of manual scavengers. Political parties should ensure they are not only taking votes in the name of caste, but also working for those castes.

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    Plan for sewage treatment plant prompts Stanwood to update rules – The Daily Herald - July 1, 2017 by admin

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    STANWOOD City leaders are updating local rules after a proposal to build a privately operated waste treatment plant in town caused concern late last year.

    Two businessmen from Camano Island submitted an application to build the McDay Septage Receiving Plant and Biosolids Processing Facility. It would treat waste from private septic tanks, and would be located north of Highway 532 off of 84th Avenue NW.

    Many people expressed concerns about the plan, particularly about placing such an operation in the Stillaguamish River floodplain and close to downtown businesses. The applicants said they researched issues such as odor and safety.

    Now, code updates are in the works. Previously, the city code dealt with sewage treatment plants but did not separately discuss septage. For the purposes of the McDay application, the code was interpreted to include septage under the umbrella of sewage. The difference is that sewage comes from a connected sewer system, whereas septage comes from septic tanks. Both contain human waste.

    After a public hearing last week, the Stanwood Planning Commission is recommending that the citys code be updated to prohibit privately owned sewage plants and any septage plants, private or public, said Ryan Larsen, community development director. Only publicly owned sewage treatment plants would be allowed in Stanwood. That recommendation is set to go to the City Council for a vote later this month.

    The changes would impact future applications. They do not retroactively apply to the McDay project, which will be considered under the rules that were in effect at the time the application was received, Larsen said.

    City planners requested additional information from the applicants in late 2016 in order to continue processing their proposal. As of last week, Larsen said the city had not yet received a response. There is no time limit.

    I have not heard from them in months, Larsen said. Theres a whole list of stuff that they needed to do.

    The applicants, James McCafferty and Greg Gilday, did not comment about the proposed changes to city code. They still are pursuing development of the property off 84th, McCafferty said in an email. The goal is to bring jobs to the Stanwood-Camano community, he said.

    Kari Bray: 425-339-3439; kbray@heraldnet.com.

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