We’ve previously reported on a potential sewage issue in the K-Beach area, due to the extraordinarily high water table. David Yragui of Redoubt Plumbing first brought up the problem…
Yragui: “People don’t understand the problem, because they don’t see the water, but they need to check their crawl spaces. They need to see if their crawl spaces have water in them, and if they do, call a hydrologist, or make people aware of what’s going on. Check the monitor tubes on their leach fields and see if their leach fields are underwater. It’s not advisable to pump a septic tank when the water’s as high as it is. There’s people that’re pumping their septic tanks and the sewage, the grey water, is on top of the ground now.”
Yragui has been in constant contact with the Borough, and brought down a hydrologist to examine the situation. Yesterday morning, Borough officials and the Mayor met to to consider their options.
Scott Walden, Director of the Office of Emergency Management said they’re still not sure if the elevation in the water table is due to last year’s flooding or if there’s another root cause. He said they’ve been working with state hydrologists and are waiting for an analysis.
In the meantime, Yragui said it’s crucial that residents in the area, especially between Miles 11 and 16 of K-Beach Road, don’t take any chances with their septic tanks.
Yragui: “Call a hydrologist, or make people aware of what’s going on.”