Condo Community Pleads With City Council Over Sewage Woes

It was a full house in Council Chambers Tuesday evening, as residents from the River Ridge Condo community pleaded with city council to help with their sewage woes.

It was a full house in Council Chambers Tuesday evening, as residents from the River Ridge Condo community pleaded with city council to help with their sewage woes. Condo Association spokesperson Pat Krause told council that residents were forced into private ownership and operation of a sewage lift station in the early part of 2009, when condo developer Medican Construction asked for a court order to make the transfer. Krause says the lift has been nothing but trouble. Within three years there have been eight spills at the station, three of which spilled into a dry storm pond. That means residents have had to deal with dead birds, fecal matter and foul odors in the area of the pond. The condo association is not blaming the City for the troubles they've endured over the last several months, but they are asking a public service to take over the operation and cost of the lift station so that professionals are running it instead of private condo owners with little training. Former resident Don Warkenton says River Ridge residents are paying twice as much for their sewer services because they're paying the regular sewage fee plus the cost of maintenance for the private station.

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