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
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.
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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