Septic, sewer, sandfilter, & pressure sewer systems
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The issue is complex and costly.
Lincoln City - Lincoln City's Code of Ordinances are online at www.lincolncity.org, or www.amlegal.com/lincoln_city_or. City Hall is located at 801 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367, Planning 541-996-2153, Public Works 541-996-2154. In 2003, Lincoln City's Wastewater Facility Master Plan and Collection System Master Plan were updated. Check them out of the Driftwood Library. See below.
Lincoln County - Public Works can be reached at 541-265-5747. Planning can be reached at 541-265-4192 in Newport. Bill Zekan is the environmental manager (sanitarian). The Lincoln County website is at www.co.lincoln.or.us.
Lincoln City's wastewater consultant is Dale Richwine. If you have questions or input contact Richwine Environmental at 503-617-1721.
Richwine has said that each septic system at a home around the lake puts on average the equivalent of one bag of phosphate fertilizer (total nitrates) into the lake each year. It is nutrients along with the right temperatures that can cause algal blooms that affect water quality.
The 1998 statistics of the 700 lots around the lake showed that of the 450 with homes, 125 are on sewer, 325 are on septic tanks with drainfields putting effluent into the groundwater.
the other side of the sewer issue is that development follows the sewer line.
comes other issues - loss of habitat for birds and wildlife, polluting
fertilizer and pesticide runoff from
lawns and the planting of non-native species that lack food value for
animals, impervious surfaces such as cement driveways that do not allow rainwater
to soak into
sediment flowing into the lake, erosion from improper shoreline stabilization
and new development; the construction of seawalls, docks and boathouses add
to the mix. Sewer service
brings added fees for the property owner. Residents outside the city
the city. A sewer cost would be added to the water bill. To receive city
water, new property owners outside the city sign an agreement that they will
not contest annexation should the city decide to annex. City
taxes are higher than county taxes.
Sewage leaks out even with a sewer system, through pumps and/or pipes. Holmes Road and D River pumping stations were spill sites in the past. Even the alarm can fail. The City of Lincoln City has upgraded the pump stations to prevent sewer spills and is working to replace pipes.
ATTs | Sandfilter | Septic | Sewer | Pressure Sewer
and health care products down the toilet and sink
Graphics: Septic system (Environmental Protection Agency)
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