Homes in Phylben Village may once again be included in a project to correct sewerage problems in the south end of Boyle County.
None of the mobile homes in the village is connected to the sewer system; instead, people there rely on septic systems to take care of their waste water.
The soil is soggy there. It doesn't drain and doesn't percolate. That means, simply, that septic systems don't work, and sewage ends up running on the ground.
Boyle County Judge-Executive Tony Wilder has long been a proponent of extending sewer service to the area. He wanted to tack it on to the Junction City sewerage project that will take out the Toombs Curve pump station that malfunctions and spills sewage.