Ring­gold takes over sewer for apart­ments

The Catoosa County News - - FRONT PAGE - By Adam Cook Acook@catoosanews.com

Ring­gold’s City Coun­cil re­cently ap­proved tak­ing over for­mal re­spon­si­bil­ity of the san­i­tary sewer sys­tem that ser­vices the Rose­wood Apart­ment com­plex on Boyn­ton Drive.

Dur­ing the Oct. 8 coun­cil meet­ing, City Man­ager Dan Wright ex­plained that city was look­ing to for­mally take over the Rose­wood com­plex’s sewer sys­tem since it’d al­ready been main­tain­ing it for the past few years.

“A num­ber of years ago when Cy­press Ridge Apart­ments were con­structed, some­how they were al­lowed to tie to the Rose­wood sewer sys­tem, which was pri­vate at the time,” Wright ex­plained. “When that hap­pened, ac­tu­ally by state code, it made it a pub­lic sys­tem, but it was never for­mal­ized.”

Wright said some new home­own­ers have latched on the once-pri­vate sys­tem re­cently.

“Since then, in re­cent months, we learned of an­other home­owner who had tied onto their sys­tem with­out the city’s knowl­edge, so now you have mul­ti­ple peo­ple tied onto that sys­tem,” Wright said. “The city has main­tained the Rose­wood san­i­tary sewer sys­tem. We’ve made re­pairs and those types of things over the years, but we would like for the mayor and coun­cil to for­mal­ize that and go ahead and ac­cept them.”

The board unan­i­mously ap­proved adding the sys­tem to the city, but as Wright pointed out, it’s wasn’t just some­thing the city was look­ing at do­ing, the prop­erty owner pre­ferred to do so as well.

“Mil­ton Stew­art, who owns Rose­wood, made the re­quest also,” Wright said.”

/ Adam Cook

The once-pri­vate san­i­tary sewer sys­tem of Rose­wood Apart­ments on Boyn­ton Drive was re­cently taken over by the city of Ring­gold per re­quest of both the city and prop­erty owner.

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