Posted: Sun, January 19 2014 at 5:32 PM, Updated: Sun, January 19 2014 at 11:27 PM
GOLD HILL,Ore.-- The city of Gold Hill said revamping their waste water facility is urgent and long overdue but it could be facing a two year delay.
City officials are looking into a 1.8 million dollar sewage system. The current one is from the 80's and was at risk last year to threatening the rogue river. If re-stored there would be and increase to sewage bills. Locals said they'd be okay with that.
"We need to fix it where we can drink the water why should we buy water when we have water. We should be able to drink the water that comes out of our fosit," said Denise Sadler from Gold Hill.
"If a bill increase came up we would vote yes for it because the plant is falling apart and it needs to be done," said Paul Whitt from Gold Hill.
Right now 30% of the system is inaccessible because of gravel, roots, and other conditions.
Officials said the only way to move forward with the project is to figure out the actual flow. But they can't do that without the accessing system.