Seabeck septic project to begin in two weeks

"Seabeck residents soon will see the first step taken in their efforts to clean up Seabeck Bay.The first portion of a three-part plan to build a waste treatment system is almost ready to begin near the Seabeck marina. Water treatment tanks known as Accelerated Treatment Units, as well as ultraviolet equipment that will be part of the waste treatment system, have been purchased. As part of an agreement with the county commissioners, Seabeck business owners agreed to build a septic system to prevent further waste from being dumped into Seabeck Bay.Previously, disagreements over requirements for the septic system and who was to pay for it prevented the commissioners and business owners from reaching a consensus on how the system would be built. Revised plans submitted by Seabeck business owners in June were approved on the condition that a drain field be built. Business owners remain unsure where they will get the money to complete the system. Dennis McBreen, a former marina owner who has been helping develop system plans, estimated the first step of the septic system will cost $25,000-$28,000. McBreen and the Richardson family, who own the general store, are picking up the entire tab. McBreen said they hope to break ground in less than two weeks. He also said the search for a site for the drain field still is under way. "

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