BIG WATER — Representatives from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Boss Engineering and Southwest Utah Public Health Department held an informational workshop at Big Water Town Hall on April 20.
Officials answered questions regarding the controversial proposed sewer project.
Robert Beers, Utah public health department, said the sewer system is needed because of the lack of water treatment in the town. He said the use of individual septic systems has led to health concerns.
“There is some pollution in the stream here north of town,” Beers said. “There was some testing that was done last year which showed some traces of laundry detergent.”
Beers said this poses a danger to the health of residents in Big Water and, ultimately, to Lake Powell and its visitors.
A survey of the land, completed by Miller Consulting in St. George in 2006-07, resulted in the same findings.
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