I recently received a rather scary letter informing me that a complaint had been filed with the county planning and zoning board regarding my private onsite wastewater treatment system (POWTS).
My POWTS? Wastewater treatment? No! it’s what we called in the day a septic system.
The issue of whether the city of Hudson should merge its water and sewer utilities appears to have been laid to rest. Monday night, the City Council voted 4-1 to maintain the current structure of the two utilities.
The article in the Star-Observer does not make a financial case for the change (City may merge water and sewer utilities – March 5, Star-Observer). Unless a significant cost can be established, please leave it alone.
Mayor Dean Knudson has completed a review of Hudson’s water and sewer utilities. Now it’s up to the City Council to decide if it wants to combine the two utilities under one director and oversight body.
The City Council gave final approval Monday night to a rate increase for customers of the Hudson sewer utility. Beginning with the first-quarter meter reading of 2009, customers will pay $2.40 per 100 cubic feet of wastewater put into the sewer system.
The City Council on Feb. 18 tentatively adopted a rate increase for customers of the Hudson sewer utility.
The utility serves residences, businesses and institutional customers in the city and the village of North Hudson.
The council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would increase the charge per 100 cubic feet of wastewater put into the system by 16 cents.
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