Letter: Sewage costs cause homelessness

Graphic by Lori Deaton

Many people are definitely homeless because they can’t afford sewer hookups, septic tanks, leach fields or the land to put them in, and I don’t think they deserve this environmental burden.

It is the community, the Tourism Development Authority and those downstream that benefit from these things, and the beneficiaries, based on inherently progressive property tax, that should pay for them, and not the homeless, who don’t have them anyway.

I dug half of mine by hand, so I know how tough it is. They even made me dig it big enough for a family, despite being childless and vasectomized. Beats paying for schools.

— Alan Ditmore


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8 thoughts on “Letter: Sewage costs cause homelessness

  1. dyfed

    Why does Mr. Ditmore think that the homeless are paying for random homeowners’ septic tanks? Is this letter a victim of accidental edits? As it is, it doesn’t make any sense.

    • NFB

      Mr. Ditmore’s LTEs passed into self parody territory a long, long time. The question really isn’t whether or not they make any sense, but why MX keeps printing them.

  2. Lesko Brandon

    Ah, the good old days, when you could just discharge your crap into the river or creek!

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