There's nothing crappy about the trench,
although what you see is a new connect to the town's sewer system. So now we will no longer be the last house on the sewer line.
When the line was initially completed, we held a party celebrating the underground watershed that was recently discovered. No party any longer.
Our town's system is simple and each property has a grinder pump to help with breaking down the effluents before going to the treatment plant, approximately a mile or so away.
IN addition, the work is occurring very close to an existing storm drain. That drain system is well over 100 years old, built underground and covered with massive granite capstones. They are, in fact, historic underground structures. Certainly no one famous is attached to the drainage system [though Ephardotus Champion, who built the house on the hill above us, may have had a part in it's construction... not that I'll ever know for sure.
But I'll be glad when it is over. The digging is only thirty feet [if not less] from our dug well. And while the well is above the trench, I am concerned about how the digging might impact the groundwater table.
Labels: drainage, road work, sewers, water supply