City Council discusses options for waste water treatment | News
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -- Hattiesburg City Council members, engineers and consultants Tuesday discussed options to replace the city's 50-year-old sewage lagoon. The Environmental Protection Agency has given Hattiesburg until 2017 to come up with a new way to treat waste water.
Council members are considering several alternatives.
A number of public hearings have been held on the issue.
Now, council members and other city leaders are getting closer to making a final decision on the best and most cost-effective method.
"A decision needs to be made in probably the next five or six months at least," said Johnny Dupree, mayor of Hattiesburg. "I think that would be a good time line. But, we've got to do some preliminary work before that decision is made. I think that's what the consultants were trying to get over to us tonight," Dupree said.
Among the alternatives being considered are mechanical treatment and land application.
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