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Flemington to receive needed sewage upgrades

Posted: Friday, Oct 5th, 2012

Lana Smith of the Region VI Planning and Development Council is pictured as she recently addressed the Taylor County Commission. Shown from left to right are Lana Smith, Commissioners David “Rusty” Efaw, Dave Gobel and Tony Veltri, as well as, County Clerk Georgianna Thompson.

FLEMINGTON – Lana Smith of the Region VI Planning and Development Council recently attended a Taylor County Commission meeting to discuss a right-of-way needed by her agency, enabling them to cross county property for the Flemington Sanitary Sewer System Project.

The Town of Flemington Sanitary Sewer System Improvements and Extension Project is slated to install a gravity sanitary sewer system in the Simpson, Flemington and Rosemont areas of Taylor County. The project includes over 48,500 feet of sewer lines for the “sanitary disposal of sewer discharge.”

Smith explained that there are over 150 homes in the area with septic issues, many of which result in raw sewage flowing directly into the stream, and then on to Harrison County.

“We know this has been an issue. The county has been working on this project for seven years,” stated commissioner Dave Gobel.

Nearly 2,500 feet of the 48,500 feet of piping being installed in the area will be in the flood plain. The system will require one above ground pumping station and nine stream crossings for its completion.

The project will extend the sewage system that currently serves the town of Flemington, and will continue westward along State Route 76 to the Rosemont area. Upon completion, the project will provide service to residents 13 miles east of Clarksburg, as well as, residents 11 miles southwest of Grafton.

Project descriptions note, “All efforts will be made to minimize harm to life and property and preserve and restore the natural and beneficial value of the floodplain.” According to information released, “There currently is no sanitary sewer service within the proposed area.” The “extending sanitary sewer service will eliminate the discharge of sewage into the environment, either directly, or from failing septic systems.”

For the complete article see the 10-05-2012 issue.

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