Yuma County Resident Receives Donated Presby System

County commends area businesses for helping Yuma resident

As the result of the Yuma County Environmental Programs Office teaming up with several businesses, one Yuma County resident will be able to live in her mobile home. On Thursday, December 1st, the efforts of Environmental Programs, Don Peterson Engineers, Winnelson Company, Bill’s Backhoe Service, General Contractor Victor Lozano and Presby Environmental (Whitefield, NH) will come to fruition as a new septic system is placed at 11400 S. Somerton Avenue.

Post Date: 11/29/2016 11:13 AM

As the result of the Yuma County Environmental Programs Office teaming up with several businesses, one Yuma County resident will be able to live in her mobile home. On Thursday, December 1st, the efforts of Environmental Programs, Don Peterson Engineers, Winnelson Company, Bill’s Backhoe Service, General Contractor Victor Lozano and Presby Environmental (Whitefield, NH) will come to fruition as a new septic system is placed at 11400 S. Somerton Avenue.

It began last June when Alexandria Ayon applied for and received a mobile home placement permit. While the mobile home was being installed it was discovered the septic system that was to service the mobile home was actually a cesspool, which are illegal in the State of Arizona. As a result, the installation was suspended pending placement of a septic system. During consultations with Yuma County Environmental Programs, Ms. Ayon revealed she had spent her savings for the placement of her new “used” home.

Shortly after the conversation with Ms. Ayon, Environmental Programs Manager and registered sanitarian, Rick Stacks, spoke with the aforementioned Yuma County businesses and it was decided a new septic system would be installed at no expense to Ms. Ayon.

“It’s the Yuma way,” explained Stacks. “During my 20 years with Yuma County this is the second time I’ve seen people in the industry step up to help someone in need. There are a lot of players here and I’m proud of what they are doing together to help Ms. Ayon move into her new home.”

Yuma County Environmental Programs provide a valued service to property owners and Yuma County citizens through communication, education and training regarding onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment, storm water pollution and health relating to industrial, commercial, municipal and residential areas.

 

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