14 August 2011


In my last e-mail I addressed bills for $1477 for replacing damaged sprayheads at the Weatherstone sewage disposal fields. I have done some research on this issue.

The sprayheads were apparently bent. How did the sprayheads become damaged? Sprayheads are not frail, this is a picture of one of those replaced.

The pipe  is galvanized steel and thick walled, not thin wall like an exhaust pipe. A person cannot just bend it. In order for one to be bent, it would have to be struck by a piece of equipment. Typically, what would damage a sprayhead would be a mowing device. I checked and noticed that in his monthly police reports the Police Chief has made no mention of vandalism to the sprayheads of the sewage disposal fields.

This means the damage most likely came from the person that has the mowing contract for those fields. Two of the three sprayheads are located in tight radius areas
where turning the tractor to mow around the pipe could easily allow the mower to hook and either bend the pipe or damage the elbow under the ground where the exposed pipe meets the underground plumbing.

The other one probably was struck just because the equipment got too close and the operator wasn't exercising caution. Why doesn't the township contracted mowing company pay for the damage, instead of the residents? Why should the residents of Weatherstone shoulder the costs of something they did not have any responsibility in creating?

More to come.

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