47 property owners get new septic systems
LEXINGTON >> This Greene County hamlet has become the ninth community to be served by a new wastewater treatment system under a program coordinated by the Catskill Watershed Corp.
Owners of 47 homes and businesses, most of them near the Schoharie Creek, no longer need maintain their own on-site septic systems. Each received a new septic tank where solids are held for periodic removal.
Liquid effluent is directed to a series of inground filters and then dispersed to the soil through absorption beds. Residential property owners will pay a $100 annual maintenance fee. The town of Lexington will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the new system.
The $9.1 million project was designed by Lamont Engineers and built by F. P. Kane Construction, which this summer finished a wastewater treatment system in South Kortright, Delaware County.