Originally published in
Island Ad-Vantages, October 10, 2013
Sewage pipe under Hagen Dock may have hole
The sewage pipe running underneath Hagen Dock may have a hole in it, according to Stonington Sanitary District Board Chairman Stephen York.
The pipe, which was discovered to be in decay several weeks ago, has a spot that is either a hole or very worn. York said it is unknown whether the pipe is leaking sewage or not. The SSD has informed the Maine Department of Environmental Protection about the potential leak.
Pictures of the pipe’s interior have been used to identify the area. York said the SSD board has authorized Olver Associates of Winterport to find out more about the potential hole and seek a short-term, temporary solution to allow the SSD and the town to coordinate a larger project.
During Stonington Selectmen’s meetings, according to reports published in the Island Ad-Vantages, town manager Kathleen Billings-Pezaris and the selectmen have voiced concerns about how a project on Hagen Dock might disrupt the dock and its wall, and how there are no funds in the municipal budget currently slated for such a project.
York said Olver Associates has been asked to consider a long-term solution as well. “I’ll be informing the [selectmen’s] board, to keep them apprised of what we find,” said York.
The SSD next meets on Wednesday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Stonington Town Hall.