Many are opposed to Hadlock sewer system | Letter to the editor

Posted 3/12/21

As a resident of greater Hadlock, I could not possibly afford the now $28,000 to $41,000 estimate of what each homeowner would have to pay to hookup to the proposed Hadlock sewer system. 

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Many are opposed to Hadlock sewer system | Letter to the editor

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As a resident of greater Hadlock, I could not possibly afford the now $28,000 to $41,000 estimate of what each homeowner would have to pay to hookup to the proposed Hadlock sewer system. 

It would be far more economical to just pump septic tanks when needed — every 10 years? Every five years? Cost? About $450.

What happens if the county goes ahead and commits to this $23 million to $100 million project? Some landowners with large parcels may be able to develop at higher densities and the value of their land will be greatly increased. But for small homeowners who are forced to pay and can’t, the only option for the county would be a dramatic property tax increase to pay for the boondoggle. Certainly then, you would have every property owner in the county crying foul, but it would be way too late.

The Irondale Community Action Neighbors poll found that 90 percent of the residents in the project area are against the proposed sewer project. Where is the data that indicates that there is any support for this project?

Gail Chatfield
PORT HADLOCK

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