Buffalo Gap is Getting a Sewage System

By Kimberly Sears | ksears@ktab.tv

Published 07/18 2014 09:24PM

Updated 07/18 2014 10:13PM

The city council in Buffalo Gap have approved the idea of the town receiving a sewer system. Currently everyone is on septic tank, but the USDA passed the town to receive a grant and a loan.

Mayor Pro Tem, Carolyn Edmison said construction should begin by the end of this year if not earlier. She believes that a sewer system will be better for the citizens for a couple of reasons.

Septic tanks can be costly fixed and if not fixed then they will overflow, which creates a health issue in the community. She also says there are some people are not in compliance with proper regulations for a septic tank because they don't have enough room in their yards. The city council thinks that a sewer system will be safer and a healthier option of the community.

However, not everyone in the community agrees with the new sewer system. One man, Milton Tischler has lived in Buffalo Gap for 47 years and has been fighting this since 2009.

He has set up signs around Buffalo Gap protesting the idea. Tischler says that if they get rid of the septic tanks his Oak trees will die. He says, that the nitrogen water feeds the Oak trees and without all the trees will die.

Tischler says that at one point they said the cost would be $50 dollars per house hold to be on sewer system. Edmison says that they want to get the most reasonable price for the community.

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