Sewage issues need monetary assistance |

Sewage issues need monetary assistance

With costs mounting for Cascade Shores residents to keep their wastewater system running within tightening environmental guidelines, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has promised to lend a hand and lobby for state support.

“This, as the District 1 Supervisor, is my No. 1 priority. We’ve reached a point where some people are paying more for their sewer than their mortgage,” said Supervisor Nate Beason.

Beason and Supervisor Sue Horne have teamed up to find a solution. The quick fix the supervisors agreed on Tuesday was to support forgiving interest on county loans made to the Cascade Shores neighborhood. Such interest payments would have been passed down to residents.

The Supervisors also opted to defer payment on an existing debt of $170,440 until 2007.

The hope is that, in the meantime, a solution can be reached by asking the state to provide grants or ease wastewater regulations.

Horne will be meeting with the California Coalition of Clean Water later this month, as well as with the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board.

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