Costly sewer line repair in Burin
Council speaking to local businesses to prevent future food grease problems
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.
Congealed food grease found in a broken sewer line in Burin.