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With Grains of Salt

April 08, 1990

Regarding James D. Lehr's letter "Saltwater Flushes" (March 25) about "mandatory saltwater connections in Avalon."

The trade-off in Avalon is a future disaster for homeowners. This is in terms of the destruction that the saltwater makes on Avalon's many cast-iron house sewer lines, much less the creation of lower-depth hot soil (due to leaks). The splitting of these lines will occur at the hydraulic flow line, with further future deterioration, rather quickly.

This will bring smiles to plumbers and lawyers from possible suits against the city of Avalon.

It takes no saltwater boat-owner seasoned plumber or even a student in high school chemistry to shoot down Lehr's misdirected thesis, or for that matter, several ecological suggested ideas nowadays that have not been adequately thought through.

ROBERT J. MICHALIS

Avalon

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