By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County needs a place to put waste pumped from homeowners' septic tanks so it can be partially treated before going to the Charles Town waste treatment plant, county Public Service District officials said Tuesday.
Charles Town's waste treatment plant has not been able to accept waste from septic waste haulers for about two months, officials said.
The waste from haulers is too toxic for the plant to handle, so the septic tank waste is hauled to a treatment facility in Winchester, Va., officials said. The longer hauling distance means delays for homeowners who want their septic tanks pumped and the cost has increased significantly, officials said.