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Man must install septic system

on April 30, 2013 10:20 AM

LANCASTER (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man is being told to oust his outhouse.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster Sunday News reported that Wilson Huyett, 77, has been told by Salisbury Township officials that his outhouse has to go.

The township said he must replace the outhouse with a septic system: three underground tanks, a pump and a three-trench sand mound. Huyett is guessing it will cost around $20,000.

The burly bachelor said the outhouse on his 140-acre farm isn’t bothering anybody and is separated from his closest neighbors by a quarter mile of fields and woods.

Bob Mohn of the sewage enforcement office said Huyett’s outhouse is in a high-quality watershed and violates the state’s sewage facilities law.

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