Doesn’t the Authority know that there is a recession and this project will be difficult for many to afford?
The Authority’s volunteer members are keenly aware of the current economic conditions. In fact, many of the Authority members live in the project area and will be required to pay the same fees and connect to the new sewer system just like everyone else. However, there are aspects of the current economy that will help lower the cost of this project, such as low interest rates and a very favorable construction bidding environment.

From a philosophical view, if government and industry continue to put off spending, the recession will only continue. Projects such as this sewer project are in fact good for the economy and provide jobs for companies and employees. In addition, this Authority and the Township have a considerable financial commitment for long term treatment capacity, the acquisition of which was initiated long before the current recession. We understand that the cost for homeowners to connect is substantial. We encourage homeowners to investigate financing alternatives with their bank or credit union.

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1. The letter I just received is the first I have heard of new sewers. Why weren’t we kept informed?
2. The Authority claims that part of the reason for this project is, “to help protect our environment.” Isn’t it true that a septic system poses no more danger than public sewage treatment facilities?
3. Doesn’t the Authority know that there is a recession and this project will be difficult for many to afford?
4. How can the Sewer Authority force residents to connect if their current system is working fine and they don’t want to?
5. Why is Mr. Donze doing this?
6. Has there been any provision for public comment on the plan?
7. I do not share the Sewer Authority’s contention that a central sewer system is better for the local ecology; I have read far too many stories of such systems causing terrible problems.
8. Why are you installing a low-pressure system (LPSS) versus a gravity system?
9. What type of pump will be installed?
10. How much will the pump cost me?
11. Will financing be available?
12. Who will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the pump?
13. Where will the pump be located?
14. How much power will the pump use?
15. What will happen to my pump during power outages?
16. How will I know if there is a problem with my pump and whom would I call if I do experience problems?
17. What do I need to do with my existing septic system?
18. Will you be disturbing my property (ex: driveways, landscaping) during the installation of the system?
19. Will there be any odors associated with the pump?
20. What will the pump look like when it is installed?
21. Will I be able to use my existing basement-plumbing configuration?
22. What type of power will be required for the installation of the pump?
23. Will my taxes increase when sewers are installed?