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K-Beach resident still waiting for answers

Posted: July 11, 2014 - 9:19am

As the rain continues to fall, as the ditch levels continue to rise, and as increasing numbers of us continue to have problems with our septic systems … I am prompted to write letters, hoping for some results.

We were asked last fall to be patient with the Kenai Peninsula Borough as you conducted studies, gathered information, and came up with a plan for the flooding in the K-Beach area. We have never heard back from you … just as all of our recent phone calls have not been returned.

In the meantime, we see an expensive aesthetically pleasing bike path being installed along K-Beach. How is that helping local people who can’t flush their toilets, wash laundry, or who don’t dare to drink their well water?

There are open pit toilets being used. There are homes with gray water being routed out into the woods. There are people who do not have the means to relocate and who love their land/homes… who have trusted you as our city fathers to provide some answers.

Where are those answers? Even give us the “bad” ones; we just want to know that you haven’t stopped “doing something” since the Feds gave conciliatory help. It’s merely the end of June and we are already reaching saturation levels we didn’t have until September last year.

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jford 07/12/14 - 09:00 am
Build in a wetland floodplain,

expect flooding.

Don't expect to get bailed out by the public.

leewaytooo 07/23/14 - 03:55 am
stop voting [filtered word] would be

stop voting [filtered word] would be one answer.

or at least acknowledge that [filtered word] whine

to the government for help/monies when it suits you.

why do you not have septic tanks that can be pumped?

could it be that the ground water level is too high to

allow the installation of a tank?

instead you

"There are open pit toilets being used. There are homes with gray water being routed out into the woods."

nice way to ADD to the problem, just poop in your own

yard, create an even larger cesspool when the rains come.

Raoulduke 07/23/14 - 07:06 am
Wetland's !

When you buy wetlands,and then develop the wetland's.Were you expecting to NOT get inundated.When you could not properly install septic tank's. A light should have come on.The adage is " BUYER BEWARE". The Property owners are responsible for their own.Get in touch with your insurance company.Then sue the developers.The borough is not responsible for your incompetence.

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