Reader comments

On City planning program to inspect homes for sewer system problems


LawrenceVeteran 4 years, 6 months ago

Not exactly comfortable with some random person the city hired, to come poking around my house. Especially with a new baby at home. I'm sure you can figure out if there are any sewage problems, without invading the small amount of privacy we have left.

George_Braziller 4 years, 6 months ago

If they're going to run a camera up the line I say bring it on. It would save me the $340 it's going to cost to see if it's possibly just a bad connection to the main sewer that was recently made or if I'm going to have to spend about $7,000 to have the entire line replaced.

cowboy 4 years, 6 months ago

after gettting the "random" question every time i click an article I can assure google and the LJW that I don't even read the question so my answers are even more worthless than your survey. Who's bright idea was this ? Since you blocked comments on the announcement , chickens , you'll get an opinion in your forums.

Oh and don't come to my door either !

uncleandyt 4 years, 6 months ago

Here's a question. What's up with the questions? Fixing old sewer line is a good idea.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 6 months ago

While in the homes how about checking for mold. Some rental properties are subjecting tenants to such an experience...... so I'm told.

Is there a regulation to protect tenants if landlords refuse to correct the situation?

Andrew Boyd 4 years, 6 months ago

Good idea the city is getting ahead of this. A community 2 hours south of Lawrence did not get ahead of the issue and the EPA leveled fines against them. In return the residents of that community now have a 10 dollar EPA fee on their water bill. That community is Parsons. And it is a prime example why getting in front of a EPA warning is a good idea it also shows what happens if you do nothing to fix the problem.

jafs 4 years, 6 months ago

Yes, it's just terrible that they want to Protect the Environment, isn't it?

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

At times, the testing will be fairly extensive. Inspectors in some cases will use closed circuit television cameras to film the inside of a sewer pipe to determine if there are breaks or leaks.

---I say:

we're paying for this video, so run it on cable channel #25 when the city commission is not in session!

even run it live while the cameras are in the hole!

could be exciting live action video! who knows? plus, POV video on helmets of the inspectors as they enter the homes.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

the little questions are a real pain LJW.

deec 4 years, 6 months ago

I agree, but since I refuse to be forced to be part of this marketing tactic, it may well help me wean myself from the LJW habit. Good job, LJW, driving users away from your online site!

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

I take it that those of you complaining about the Google ads either missed the story this was comming or you're willing to pay to read LJW online. The realism is online newspapers are losing most of their home delivery subscribers and need to find ways to offer free online service to readers and still survive. The Google questions were the solution for LJW. The alternative is paying for an online subscription.

deec 4 years, 6 months ago

Meh. If they need to charge money to use their website, at least it's honest. Forced interaction with what are essentially ads, not so much. It's their playground and they can do what they want. And I can choose to waste less time reading their stories and posting.

Bob-RJ Burkhart 4 years, 6 months ago

Watershed-Marshal GeoVenturing @ http://pinterest.com/rjburkhart3/wakarusa-bioterror/ This plausible deniability ploy diverts public attention from cumulative impacts of untreated waste water dumped into Haskell Wetlands from system's under capacity lift station ...

Michael Capra 4 years, 6 months ago

not going to cost u a dime to inspect ur sewer and repair if need be,repair away

Matt Schwartz 4 years, 6 months ago

I believe it will cost you a lot of dimes if the sewer line between the main and the house are not in intact.

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