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Board addresses Hole in the Wall issues

Two issues concerning the county-owned Hole in the Wall restaurant on Gwynn’s Island—the septic system and parking—came again before the Mathews County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Supervisor Jackie Ingram raised questions about the cost of pumping and hauling effluent from the septic system, while three residents insisted that something needs to be done about parking conflicts.

Hole in the Wall septic

Ingram questioned whether water use at the business is being monitored to determine how much of the effluent is sewage and how much is groundwater that has entered the system.

“We need to know whether we’re pumping water or waste,” she said. “Every month we wait it’s another $3,000. We need to do something now.”

She suggested that a water meter be installed, and Mathews Building Official Kevin Zoll said that a meter could help determine the difference between “what’s coming from the well and what’s going down the sewer.” He agreed to check on the matter.

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