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Awesome Jack! TYVM
1 month ago
This is what I want Jack! I live outside of town on acreage, plenty of room for all the elderberry I can fit in! I wouldn't mind having a lot of different ways to use the fruit though. I suppose I'd better start out with a lot of netting so that at least I can get one good crop! How do you prepare your elixer?
1 month ago
Hi John! I'm with Sigrid Blom, cant wait to see what you've written as I have just acquired a mess of elderberry cuttings from a local gal here.
1 month ago
oops meant Travis (blushes)
3 months ago
Wow Treavor! 100 years seems a bit overboard when you consider that even human excrement can nourish the soil. Unless of course chemicals are the issue. The powers that be should be ashamed of themselves...
3 months ago

Travis,

Yes I am hoping that my and my neighbors stream will put a halt to anything they plan but also wonder how far away from a stream/creek are they allowed to put in that sort of system.
I envision myself being surrounded by huge factories or neighborhoods where the houses are 20 feet apart from each other because they were able to install the sewer system far enough away and then the buildings put closer to my land. One of my neighbors has hundreds of acres and if he wants to sell that could very well happen I suppose.

My dream of being away from the city, out in the country may be slowly nibbled away as they continue to build and build. I'm too old to sell and change after putting so much into this property with the thought of having my own wonderful wide open space to finish out my life on and then pass it on to my son who has put a lot of his own blood sweat and tears into it as well.

Maybe I am panicking all for nothing, who knows...

With this thread, I have gotten some good ideas and will keep my ear to the ground on this issue so that I can, hopefully, stem the tide if it starts to go south.
3 months ago
Christo, if the springs are, indeed, connected to my well water then yes I get all my water from there but I have no idea if they are connected.
3 months ago
Christo, I thought once I owned the land with the creek I owned the water that flows from the springs and along the creek? Is there something more I need to do to make sure its mine?
3 months ago
As recommended I started some research.
Turns out the city hires out water and sewage so it was difficult to find anything on their site besides cute social announcements. I may be looking in the wrong place but will continue searching.

The following is something that is business like but it doesn't address my particular problem, the setup (which I didn't include) to this letter only hints at something in the future.


We'd like to say a special thank you to Harvey Peeler for standing up for Gaffney BPW and all of our ratepayers and customers. He truly looks out for his constituents and his community. BPW General Manager Donnie Hardin wrote the letter below to the editors of our local newspapers, praising Senator Peeler's service and assistance with a recent piece of legislation signed by the Governor.

June 28, 2019

Dear Editor,
Recently the South Carolina Legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation that provides for an entity undertaking a new transportation system improvement project to bear the cost related to relocating water and sewer lines. This requirement is especially important to small towns and other public utilities with less than 10,000 customers because it allows for payment of 100% of the cost that has historically been the responsibility of our small community systems. This legislation is very significant to small community systems such as the Board of Public Works, Macedonia Water Works, and the Town of Blacksburg that many times have had to delay or cancel other needed projects, issue public debt, or raise rates to cover the cost of these water and sewer line relocations. Now the cost will be paid by the entity, primarily SCDOT, through existing gas taxes paid by everyone who uses our Interstates and roads, including out of state drivers. I would like to thank our local Legislative Delegation for supporting this legislation.
Unfortunately, SCDOT officials did not feel this original legislation covered the relocation cost of the current Interstate 85 widening project in Cherokee County because it was already under construction. After carefully reading the legislation and understanding it may not include the I-85 project, I contacted Senator Harvey Peeler. Senator Peeler was very concerned about this understanding and agreed to look into this matter. Within 24 hours, I was contacted by Senator Peeler’s office and informed he had arranged a meeting the next day with the director of the SCDOT. Shortly after their meeting, I was informed the SCDOT had reconsidered and the total cost of relocating water and sewer lines in Cherokee County on the Interstate 85 project would be covered by the SCDOT. As a result of Senator Peeler’s diligent service to his constituents, the ratepayers and taxpayers of the Town of Blacksburg, Grassy Pond Water Co., the Board of Public Works, and Macedonia Water Works will save over seven million dollars ($7,000,000) in cost for water and sewer line relocation on the I-85 widening project. These monies can now be used on other needed projects, eliminate the need for additional public debt, and provide great assistance to our Councils and Boards in keeping rates affordable. Since the Board of Public Works provides water to every public water system in Cherokee County, either directly or indirectly, his work will save every public water ratepayer in Cherokee County.
On behalf of the Board of Public Works Commissioners, the Macedonia Water Works Board, and as a ratepayer, I would like to thank Senator Harvey Peeler for his help in this matter and his exceptional service to his constituents.


It does give me the idea that I may be able to contact Mr Peeler about my issue if need be and in a last ditch effort maybe. But I suspect I will need to gather my neighbors together in order to make an indelible mark on his mind as one person is only one vote...
3 months ago
Yes Leigh, its 15 foot here also for the easement. They never do anything to my property except come by once a year and cut down saplings that might be getting too close to the asphalt. I'm good with that as its one less thing for me to do!
3 months ago