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George Morin of Poland digs a new leaching field in front of the Oxford Town Hall Thursday. Sumner Sessions Excavating is digging a new leach field to make the Town Hall’s sewer system self sustaining after its connection to the former Robinson Mills complex water treatment plant was severed earlier this week when Maine Central Power shut down electrical power to the plant. The plant furnished sewer connections to several other buildings downtown including a four-unit apartment complex. Sumner Sessions of Norway, owner of the excavation firm, said the work should be done by Friday. Meanwhile the Town Hall is hooked up to the holding tank that was in place in the ground when the building was used as a school for many years. Sessions said the holding tank has more than enough capacity for the current Town Hall sewage and gray water will soon be filtering into the expansive leech field. The front lawn of Town Hall will be restored to its “golf course” condition, said Sessions.

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