City Council asks for public participation in selecting wastewater treatment system | Events
The following is a press release from the City of Hattiesburg:
The Hattiesburg City Council is asking the public to attend a meeting Sept. 10, 2012, to learn about and comment on options for replacing the City’s aging lagoon system.
The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility, 308 Newman St.
“This decision ranks as one of the most important ones we as a City will ever make,” said Council President Kim Bradley. “We need the people of Hattiesburg to come out, hear the options, and then weigh in. The goal is to select a system that will serve our citizens well for generations to come.”
Consulting engineers with the Hattiesburg Resource Group will provide a power point presentation and discuss the pros and cons of various methods the City could use to treat wastewater. Engineers, Council members and City officials will be on hand to receive comments and answer questions.
The current system, designed and built in the 1960s, has a permitted flow of 24 million gallons per day and takes in the sanitary sewerage disposal of commercial, industrial and residential customers. In recent years, both the North and South Lagoons have experienced problems meeting permit and nutrient limits.
The City hosted a series of community meetings in June to solicit public input on proposed wastewater treatment systems.