Plan underway to eliminate septic tanks, decrease sewage leaks

COMING YOUR WAY FOR TOMORROW OUT TO THE DOOR TONIGHT 61 BY 7:00

UPPER 50s BY 9:00 MID 50s BY 11:00 WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE REST OF THE 7 DAY FORECAST COMING UP IN A FEW MINUTES IN A MOVE TO STOP SEWAGE FROM POLLUTING LOCAL WATERWAYS, A LOCAL TOWN IS OFFERING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE TO GET RID OF SEPTIC TANKS STUCK NEWS2'S INVESTIGATOR REBECCA COLLETTE EXPLAINS THE NEW PROGRAM BEING OFFERED SO HUMAN WASTE DOESN'T LEAK INTO SCHIMMEL CREEK

Reporter: IT'S A PICTURE-PERFECT PLACE TO PADDLEBOARD BUT BE CAREFUL NOT TO ADJUST THE WATER HERE SAMPLING PULLED FROM THREE SITES ALONG THE WATER REGULARLY SHOW HIGH LEVELS OF HUMAN WASTE CLAY DUFFY IS A GENERAL MANAGER FOR MOUNT PLEASANT WATERWORKS AND HE SAYS THAT'S WHY THERE HAS BEEN A RENEWED EFFORT TO PHASE OUT SEPTIC TANKS YOU GO KAYAKING OR PADDLEBOARDING OR FISHING OR SWIMMING, WHATEVER THE GOAL IS TO MAKE THAT WATER SAFE TO BE IN CONTACT WITH HUMAN BEINGS

Reporter: ADMITTEDLY SOME PROBLEMS COME FROM PEDEN WILDLIFE WASTE BUCK THERE'S A LOT OF FACTORS THAT AFFECT WATER QUALITY Reporter: DUFFY SAYS RAINFALL AND TITLE SERVE PULLS WASTE FROM THE SEPTIC TANK IT FLUSHES BACTERIA INTO THE CREEKS Reporter: THERE ARE 127 TANKS IN MOUNT PLEASANT TYING INTO WATERLINES THAT WOULD ULTIMATELY CARRY THE WASTE WATER AND CLEAN IT IS EXPENSIVE

COSTING ROUGHLY $10,000 PER HOME LAST WEEK THE TOWN MOVED FORWARD WITH A PROGRAM TO PAY SOME OF THOSE COSTS THIS WEEK THE MOUNT PLEASANT WATERWORKS BEGAN OUTLINING OPTIONS TO HELP HOMEOWNERS FINANCE THE REST IS ALL ABOUT PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH AND WATER QUALITY IN OUR COMMUNITY Reporter: ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES WITH THESE TANKS IS THAT

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