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LARWILL â€” With numerous repairs at the ball diamond lift station site, a 14.3 percent sewer rate increase will soon be imposed on Larwill residents. Feminine hygiene products, baby-wipes, personal wipes and Q-tips continue to be flushed down the system by the ball diamond, accounting for the increase.
According to Council President Rick Hobbs, a 14.3 percent sewer rate increase calculates to an additional $5 per month for Larwill residents. If a resident has to wonder whether or not something is flushable, itâ€™s not, he said. Toilet paper is the only material specifically made for flushing. Other items have clogged the sewer system leading to expensive repairs.
â€śWe had a new pump installed and just two days later it was plugged,â€ť Hobbs said in Thursday evenings town council monthly meeting. Town sewer maintenance manager Larry Sechrist said Q-tips are plugging the system and causing the pump to jam and not operate.
â€śIt worked one morning until the next morning, then it was out again,â€ť Sechrist said. â€śI made a tripod and Iâ€™m going to get a hoist and pull out of there.â€ť
â€śWe are still spending money, itâ€™s not like itâ€™s a freebie,â€ť Hobbs said.
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