About 60 per cent of eligible homes have hooked up to the new sewer system in Hudson.
Trail Grubert, the director of technical services for the town, said about 240 homes remain with septic tanks, but he believes that number will continue to reduce in the next few months.
“They’re already paying for it in their taxes, so I think people will definitely hook up to the system,” Grubert said.
The town installed sewer systems last year in the village part of the town, which covers about 600 homes. Homeowners and businesses saw steep tax increases to pay their 30-per-cent share of the work, and they are also responsible to pay to hook up to the system, a cost of between $2,000 and $5,000, Grubert estimates.
He said there is no deadline for people to hook up to the system, and it would be up to the town’s council to decide whether to impose one.
“A deadline may or may not come in the future. That will be a political decision,” he said.