Now that we are at the start of the summer season, the Greensboro Planning Commission would like to share some information with you.
First, we are excited to announce that the new Town Plan is completed and is attached as a pdf at the end of this message. It will also be posted on the Town website.
Second, like you, we are very concerned with declining water quality. While only a small part of the contamination comes from wastewater, it all adds up and every little bit helps. Thank you for an annual check and maintenance of your wastewater systems and for honoring your house’s occupancy limits. If you don’t know your house’s occupancy limits, let us know and we can help.
Here is a very informative link that explains how septic systems work.
Septic Systems and Surface Water – https://www.epa.gov/septic/septic-systems-and-surface-water
Surprisingly, many of our homes still don’t have modern septic systems. Some even only have cesspits for waste. But each year a few more homes update to more modern systems, often when old systems fail.
Thank you for doing what you can for water quality !
Best wishes for a great summer 2019 !
The Greensboro Planning Commission