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Lake topic: Seminar target water ‘concern’

August 13, 2014

A timely topic that affects Chautauqua Lake, as well as Lake Erie, is being addressed on Thursday....

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Aug-17-14 6:09 PM

I'll bet that some don't realize that biosolids are legal as a fertilizer in farming!

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Aug-17-14 6:05 PM

I agree Nathan and my comment was simply to point out that some steps are being taken to address the issue. I'm not sure exactly how you would force the issue of all older systems being upgraded. Many people when faced with a several thousand dollar upgrade bill would go upside down financially.

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Aug-17-14 2:04 PM

I tend to agree that septic tanks should be brought up to new codes. Animal farms, septic tanks and old municipal sewer lines are creating a black plague which prohibit aquatic uses. Although not completely detrimental to the environment, these sources of potential contamination pose the greatest immediate concerns to an area and the use of the local water ways.

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Aug-14-14 3:57 PM

"refuse to force updates to ancient septic systems" NOT UNTIL SOLD! Lakes and streams are being polluted by people with older homes and lousy, below standard septic systems. they should all be forced to upgrade, and now, not later.

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Aug-14-14 12:44 PM

Which has NOTHING to do with leaky old ones. Nothing like stating the obvious.

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Aug-14-14 7:57 AM

Perhaps the state regulators should start monitoring the discharge of the Waste Water Treatment plants into the lake. Yes I know the plants monitor the discharge but do you really believe the plant manager would report a discharge of untreated water to county and state officials? Start with the big offenders then move on to the smaller ones.

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Aug-13-14 1:43 PM

Just for information,new homes that require a septic system must meet new stringent regulations that prevent discharges that harm the environment. In addition sales of existing homes with septic systems must meet the new regulations or a new system must be installed prior to the transfer of deed.

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Aug-13-14 7:27 AM

No problem, just build some more homes and developments around the Lake, refuse to force updates to ancient septic systems, and continue farming as we have for decades and soon all our lakes will be home to poisonous Algae. We've done an excellent job already with poisonous chemicals. Sewage is much simpler.

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