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Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 9:08 AM HST

Residents reject sewage plan as too expensive

By Associated Press

HILO, Hawaii (AP) Residents of two Kapoho subdivisions on the Big Island have rejected a centralized sewage plan as too expensive.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that Dora Beck, acting director of Hawaii County's Environmental Management, says once residents heard the cost they weren't much interested. The cost ranged from $2.85 million to nearly $8 million.

Many homes in Kapoho Beach Lots and Kapoho Vacationland Estates remain on cesspools despite being adjacent to the Wai Opae tide pools and Champagne Pond. Concern over pollution of swimming areas goes at least back to the 1980s when sewage was found seeping from porous lava tubes.

New cesspools have since been banned, and the Department of Health tests water in the swimming areas almost on a weekly basis.

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