Welcome to Carlsborg, Washington – a rural community located just west of Sequim, Washington on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Carlsborg has been in a state of change over the past few years. Originally, this community was geared toward a truly rural lifestyle, with logging and small farms dotting the landscape. Over the recent few years, however, warehouses and other commercial buildings have moved into the area, and the county has determined that the area should be a designated “urban growth area” under the State’s Growth Management Act. The challenge lies in the infrastructure: before a town can grow, it must have available sewer and water – and the residents of the area, who have, all along, wanted the community to remain rural, are frustrated with the possibility of huge fees that will be required of the residents and businesses to build water lines and sewer.
We will be following the process as this small town changes over time.
Commissioners reach consensus on Carlsborg sewer
Posted in the Sequim Gazette
Following a few hours of experts’ opinion on Monday, Nov. 5, Clallam County commissioners directed staff to look further into the City of Sequim as an option for treatment of Carlsborg’s sewage.
Commissioner Jim McEntire said that of their options they decided on piping sewage to Sequim because it’s cheaper over the long-term than either building a treatment plant in Carlsborg or piping sewage to Sequim and bringing back reused water.
“There’s a lot of stuff left to do, but we’re on to the next step,” McEntire said.
Bob Martin, the county’s public works administrative director, said building a sewage treatment plant in Carlsborg would cost an estimated $5,860,000, while piping the sewage to Sequim would cost the county approximately $4,161,000. The latter option would save another $1 million through reduced maintenance and operating costs over the next 20 years.
“That’s about $2.6 million over the next 20 years,” he said. READ MORE>>>
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