Residents concerned about an expanding septage waste site will be able to give their opinion. Dysart et al will have a public meeting concerning the rezoning of land near Paradise Lake to expand the septic spreading area on a yet to be determined date. Total Site Services operates the waste site and wants to expand its property from just under 10 acres to approximately 25 acres, which would include four septage lagoons.

Mayor Murray Fearrey says the municipality and county is not running out of space but praises the company for thinking about the future. Fearrey says the land by Paradise Lake is the most ideal in the county, and also pointed out that the waste has to go somewhere. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has the final say on whether the expansion gets the green light.

However, the property is currently zoned as general rural and Total is applying to Dysart to have it rezoned to industrial disposal. Dysart Planning Director Jeff Isles says there are public meetings on land issues the first Monday of every month where residents can ask questions and offer feedback. The earliest the Total Sites Services application will be on the table would be May 7th.

Total Site Services looking to expand sewage waste disposal site near Paradise Lake