Mennonites settle septic tank fight -...

Mennonites settle septic tank fight -- themorningcall.com

There are 13 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 24, 2007, titled Mennonites settle septic tank fight -- themorningcall.com. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

After a months-long bitter dispute and miscommunications, Maxatawny Township officials and five Mennonite families agreed Monday to set aside their differences.

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mooney

Easton, PA

#1 Jul 24, 2007
Don't understand what the septic tank law is all about? this artical did not explain. sounds like you must have it pumped in a certian time frame, maybe once a year. my next question is Why? If you have a ceptic system dont you have it pumped when it is close to full? Or is this another one of those "tell you how to maintain your property" law's?? there is lots of those in this country. the fed's tell you what to eat, and the local goverment tells you when to pump your ____!!
Stacy

Allentown, PA

#2 Jul 24, 2007
Well, I do know that after a tank is too full the waste will go int othe ground therefore effecting alot more then jsut these people! That's why there are rules and regualtions to protect the mass.
Honey Dipper

Allentown, PA

#3 Jul 24, 2007
The only way the contents of the tanks can get into the ground is if the baffles were removed or the tank was broken. If that was the case I don't think they would have gotten off with a slap on the wrist becasue that is a blatent violation.
They might be "privy" tanks which are required to be pumped within 1 year of installation. The tanks would not have an outlet and fill up very quickly.
Crispy

Allentown, PA

#4 Jul 24, 2007
You'd think the township wouldn't get involved in your personal crap - but luckily things got settled before the trouble overflowed.
resident of Max

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Jul 24, 2007
I live in the township and am a homeowner. The law is that every 3 years your tank must be pumped by a company that has been approved of by the township. Every year that your tank is due to be pumped you receive notification from the township.
Creamy

Kernersville, NC

#6 Jul 24, 2007
Does anyone know if the tanks were half empty or half full???

Perhaps the township should just allow one big job per person, per day with exceptions made of course for those with IBS and can provide a written note from a physician?!
IMMe

Allentown, PA

#7 Jul 24, 2007
The tanks were pumped as soon as the home owners were notified, unfortunately, they had not received prior notification. The fines were based upon a per day penalty which got to be ridiculous.

I think the supervisors wanted to financially impact the farm owners so that they could acquire their property for higher tax base construction.

“You call THIS civilization??”

Since: Mar 07

Orefield, PA

#8 Jul 24, 2007
I think the township doing this was a disgrace. I wouldn't doubt that the mennonite farmland is coveted by developers for what they can get for it, which would destroy the beauty of that portion of Berks county.

Vultures!
Bet Ya

Stroudsburg, PA

#9 Jul 24, 2007
IMMe wrote:
The tanks were pumped as soon as the home owners were notified, unfortunately, they had not received prior notification. The fines were based upon a per day penalty which got to be ridiculous.
I think the supervisors wanted to financially impact the farm owners so that they could acquire their property for higher tax base construction.
I bet you are right! Evil, greedy supervisors always looking for ways to line their pockets. The Mennonites are hard working, quiet, peaceful people. Supervisors leave them alone!
Mr Thrifty

Gilbertsville, PA

#10 Jul 24, 2007
Bet Ya wrote:
<quoted text>I bet you are right! Evil, greedy supervisors always looking for ways to line their pockets. The Mennonites are hard working, quiet, peaceful people. Supervisors leave them alone!
I Agree! something Stinks about this problem!!!

“You call THIS civilization??”

Since: Mar 07

Orefield, PA

#12 Jul 25, 2007
tough guy wrote:
Well I hope this $hiTTY situation is done, so now I can drive thru Kutztown and Fleetwood with out an air pack...
I think what you're smelling is the mushroom factories around Fleetwood and Blandon. The odor of those will put you off mushrooms forever...or you COULD just be smelling fertilizer. East Greenville isn't that far from farmland that you'd forget what THAT smells like!
Ummph

United States

#13 Jul 29, 2007
How many of you that think the septic laws are just to line the pockets of the local government have well water? Have you ever had your well polluted because of a neighbor's failed septic system and had to have water trucked in because you couldn't even use your well for showers? Do you know about a little thing called E-coli?

Get real! It doesn't matter if your Mennonite or Amish or Baptist home owner, the health laws are for the well being of all of us! Those of you who think the township is doing this to line their pockets would probably be the first to scream if it were your well that was polluted and demand that township enforce the law!

Since: Jan 08

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