Sewer Issue

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Some folks in Jackson County continue to fight the proposed Grand Ridge sewer system and spray field.

On Tuesday they brought their case to the County Commission pointing out that it would be a more economically sound plan to connect to the neighboring system in Sneads.

This plan would be friendly to the environment and should have been the town of Grand Ridge's first option in resolving their sewer issue because the county’s plan for growth has already been mapped out for cities to work together to build infrastructure.

Jeremy Branch, a Jackson County resident, says, "All of those documents that's been adopted by the County Commission that says that the first option on the table for municipalities in waste water and sewage treatment should be to enter into a inner local agreement to maximize capacity in existing facilities as opposed to building a new facility."

The sewer system is something that has to be brought into Grand Ridge. Too many citizens live in low lying areas that suffer septic issues after severe rains.