Number of the Month – Sewer in Milton

Around the first of the month I publish the number of the month, just a random or meaningless bit of local trivia.

14%

The percentage of the city of Milton’s acreage that the sewer system supports… and that’s just fine by them.

This has always been strange to me. Milton refuses to expend their small sewer system. Why? It gives them an easier way to say no to higher density and commercial development. Actually they don’t even have to say no. The rules regarding septic systems prohibit small lots. Proposed development is nipped in the bud before it can even be considered.

What do I think? I sleep easy knowing there isn’t a big concrete box full of poo buried in my front yard. So yeah, color me a fan of the sewer system. If you want to say no to certain development then fine, vote them down. Just don’t deny your citizens access to a sanitary sewer system, something municipalities have been providing for centuries.

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