August 22, 2004

Preliminary county report on water contamination

I mentioned earlier that John Andersson of the Tompkins County Health Department talked at the Town Board meeting about the water contamination problem at 730 Midline Road. It was yet another frustrating exchange, as the county's hands seem tied by the lack of a clear owner for the house seen as the most likely cause of contamination, 483 Hunt Hill Road.

Andersson mailed me a copy of the report, and I have it up as PDF (448KB blurry with selectable text, or 508KB clearer without selectable text). There's a lot in there, but it sounds overall like there can't be much definitive until the county can get into the property and run tests with the septic system actually in use.

Posted by simon at August 22, 2004 8:31 PM in
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