Costly sewer line re­pair in Burin

Coun­cil speak­ing to lo­cal busi­nesses to pre­vent fu­ture food grease prob­lems

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - BY COLIN FAR­RELL MARYSTOWN, N.L. Colin.far­rell@south­erngazette.ca

The town of Burin is fac­ing a costly sewer line re­pair in the area of Salt Pond Drive.

Dur­ing a coun­cil meet­ing Tues­day, Oct. 9, Coun­cil­lor Mar­cus Evans re­ported that re­pairs to the town’s sewer line would have to be done in an area near the Royal Garage.

Dur­ing his re­port, he ex­plained that the line was nearly blocked with food grease and that it had bro­ken in an­other area. The cost of the re­pairs is an­tic­i­pated to be $20,000.

Coun­cil has also agreed to check with other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to see how they deal with un­wanted items such as food grease go­ing into the sewer sys­tem. Town staff will also make con­tact with restau­rants in the area to en­sure food grease is not en­ter­ing the sys­tem.

PHOTO CON­TRIB­UTED BY TOWN OF BURIN

Congealed food grease found in a bro­ken sewer line in Burin.

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