47 prop­erty own­ers get new sep­tic sys­tems

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

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.

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