At last night’s meeting of the Morris City Council, there was a public hearing and second reading of an ordinance to repeal and replace wording in the section dealing with the sanitary sewer system and water softeners. The ordinance details a list of substances that cannot be discharged into the city’s sanitary sewer system, such as the brine from water softeners, and comes in advance of the opening of the new water treatment plant. City officials will need permission from homeowners to do inspections on their water softeners with the change. City Manager Blaine Hill explained what changes City Attorney Aaron Jordan helped draft.

City inspectors can get permission through the court system to enter a house to check softeners if homeowners refuse. The ordinance change was passed unanimously by the Council. The public has 30 days to comment on the ordinance before it becomes law.

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