By Chad Ingram
Published March 30 2017
Updated April 12 2017
The operator of a sewage-spreading field near Maple Lake is applying to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for an expansion and the public has an opportunity for input on that application.
Haliburton Septic Pumping uses a two-acre swath of a 96-acre property off Highway 118 near Maple Lake for the spreading of pumped sewage.
Two years ago the Maple Beech and Cameron Lakes’ Area Property Owners Association along with a citizen group calling itself Our Grandchildren Matter Too: Save Maple Lake protested the application for the operation of the site.
A 45-day period for comment on the application for expansion ends April 29. The phone number for the Peterborough district MOECC office is 705-755-4300.
This story has been corrected from an earlier version.
In a story published March 30 it was noted thatHaliburton Septic Pumping was fined for not conforming to provincialregulations. That charge was dismissed on Nov. 3 2016.
Provincialregulations do not mandate a rezoning of the property for fieldspreading. The site is zoned rural.