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No more pump-and-haul

by Larry S. Chowning

The Middlesex Courthouse, Sheriff’s Office, Woodward Building, historic Courthouse and maintenance building in Saluda have all been hooked into the sewage system at the nearby Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center.

Middlesex County Administrator Matt Walker reported that the final connection to Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) treatment plant at the security center was made on January 19.

When the new courthouse was constructed, the septic system had to be removed so asphalt parking lots could be built. Ever since the courthouse opened in September 2007, the sewage system has been under a pump-and-haul status, with the county paying for the sewage to be hauled away and treated elsewhere.

Walker gave a progress report to county supervisors on the sewage hook-up project at the board’s January 10 meeting.

The board of supervisors will meet on Tuesday, February 5, at 10 a.m. for a budget work session; at 3 p.m. for a general meeting; and at 7 p.m. for public hearings.

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posted 01.23.2013

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