Horror stories told by Holiday Acres residents
By LAURA ERNDE
Holiday Acres residents told horror stories Tuesday about their failed septic tanks and asked the Washington County Commissioners not to stop plans for public sewer there.
"Some people put $7,000 in their yard and it's just gurgling right up above the grass," said Carol Ridenour, who lives on Holiday Drive.
The County Commissioners are reviewing a 1993 decision to extend public sewer to 115 homes in the Smithsburg-area neighborhood.
The second look came after they received a petition, signed by about half the residents, opposing the service.
Ridenour and others have started their own petition in favor of sewer service. So far, they have about 20 signatures.
About a dozen residents came to the commissioners meeting Tuesday in support of the service.
"I've got a problem right now. I want a quick answer," said Dan Minnick Sr.