Granville Drive residents to pay for sewer hook up costs

Harry Sullivan
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Public meeting expected to be held in June

TRURO – Granville Drive residents will be responsible for the cost of all work required to connect to a new municipal sewer system being constructed in the area.

Granville Drive sewer

Colchester County Council Committee approved a staff recommendation to that end at last week’s meeting, a decision that is standard practice with the municipality’s regular sewer hook up policy.

A public meeting is expected to be held about mid June to explain the costs and other particulars about the project to area residents.

It is expected to cost $3000 per residence (excluding work within the home itself) to connect to the system.

“It will be great thing for the area and for the whole district,” Councillor Ron  Cavanaugh said, during council discussion.

A total of 25 homes are located on Granville Drive, 19 of which are currently serviced by an out-dated system.

The other six residences are serviced by their own septic fields.

However, once the municipal system is in place, it becomes mandatory for all homes and businesses within the serviced area to connect to the sewer line. That will include everything between Granville Drive and Mingo’s Corner, where the sewer line runs underneath the Salmon River before connecting into the line to the Waste Waster Treatment facility in Lower Truro.

Council recently awarded the $3.1 million contract to construct the sewer line to Dexter Construction Ltd.

 

hsullivan@trurodaily.com

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