The Hamilton County Commission suspended MSDGC’s voluntary sewer assessment policy. This policy dealt with the procedures and costs of having the sewer district, MSDGC, build a new sewer line.
Discussion of the policy for voluntary requests for sewer assessments on August 19, 2013 #cleanupMSDGC
— marilynwall (@marilynwall) July 29, 2013
Why does it matter? For decades Hamilton County allowed household sewage treatment systems to be built that could not or do not comply with clean water standards. Neighbors are harmed by the pollution and smell. Replacing a system can be very expensive, but hooking up to the sewer line can be really expensive also, even with subsidies from other ratepayers. Who benefits and who pays? and how much?