Howard resident has concers with plans for sewer network
A HOWARD resident is concerned a $6.7 million sewerage project endorsed by the Fraser Coast Regional Council will increase home-owners' council charges.
At their meeting in Maryborough on Wednesday, Fraser Coast councillors unanimously endorsed a plan to progress construction of a sewerage network in the rural town to help attract future development.
While the project will not provide a sewerage network for existing Howard residents, it will allow 114 new commercial premises to join the network after a new $4.4million treatment plant is built.
Howard resident Arthur Brown, who has lived in the town for 14 years, is concerned about the cost of being forced on to any future sewerage network.
"The (septic) system I have is very adequate for my use and I think there are a lot of people who feel the same," he said.
"I don't want to pay that annual (sewerage) charge - I'll be paying for something I don't really need."
If existing residential septic systems are failing residents may be eligible for a "benefited rate to assist residents in upgrading".
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