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Originally published: 2013-03-05 15:33:56
Last modified: 2013-03-05 15:33:56

Elk Park Aldermen discusses water and sewer ordinance, park issues

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Elk Park Board of Aldermen spent time reviewing the town's water and sewer ordinance, and the possibility of providing sewer service to town residents who currently are not able to use the services due to no lines being made available by the town.
Utilities supervisor Otis Ward explained to the board that each resident's situation differs in respect to what is needed to make the services available to them, and explained a number of examples. Ward also explained that engineering is generally required before bores are drilled. The board asked Ward to look into the engineering costs for the town to potentially provide sewer service to residents where it is currently unavailable and report at the next meeting.

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