Louisa voices concerns on utility update

Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:23 am

Supervisors voiced their concerns during Monday’s meeting with several provisions of a proposed update to the county’s utility ordinance that could force some home owners to connect to the county’s water and sewer lines when service becomes available.

The ordinance update, if approved, would require owners of a building within 300 feet of a public or private sewer system to connect to the system instead of installing a septic tank, or in cases where the septic system needs major repair.

The changes are likely to effect home owners in growth areas, such as Zion Crossroads, where the Louisa County Water Authority is looking to expand service.

County Supervisor Troy Wade (Louisa) said he would “never” vote for a change in the ordinance that would require a home owner with an existing septic tank to connect to the county’s water and sewer system.

To read the entire story, see the Oct. 4 edition of The Central Virginian.

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