Workers don’t know state standards |

Workers don’t know state standards

I am worn out and tired. I suppose that’s what the Nevada County Building Department expects – you’ll just give up and give in.

I live on one-half acre and have lived here for the past 17 years. I am surrounded by large parcels. I live in an area zoned for light agriculture and have lived on open NID ditch water for years. Horses, goats and sheep abound on neighboring properties.

Nevada County will allow me to put in a new engineered septic system at a cost of $12,000-plus, a system that relies only on electricity. After that, they will allow me to drill a well directly into my current leach line.

They will not, however, allow me to drill a well 80 feet away from my current septic system. I am really tired of government workers not knowing the California standards. Bulletin 74-90 is a California state law from the California Department of Water Resources.

Dana Citrowski

Chicago Park

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