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McCoy: 'Mystery' sewer pipe likely belongs to state

McCoy said the state was indeed listed a sewer customer for their campground, but the state had assumed their effluent was discharged from a pipe to the sewer main under Canada Street.

Although a paying customer, the state now needs to take responsibility for the pipe, McCoy said, and figure out why off-season it is delivering a substantial volume of clear water into the system, which is likely burdening the village sewer treatment plant. Discharging groundwater into the septic sewer is against municipal code.

If the pipes are defective, and they are allowing the infiltration of groundwater, the state needs to remedy the situation, McCoy said. Some have speculated whether the state is bleeding faucets at the campground off-season to prevent destructive pipe freeze-ups.

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