Posts Tagged ‘wastewater’

Town to use sales tax collections to pay off loan from state

SUMMIT — The Summit Town Council has agreed to divert more than $7,000 in monthly sales tax revenues to pay off a $1.4-million debt to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which is bankrolling the town’s new wastewater treatment facility. Town Clerk Pat Whittington tells the Enterprise-Journal DEQ officials stipulated in their loan agreement with […] [...]

Capital City to pay $400M after dumping sewage in river

JACKSON — The city of Jackson has agreed to spend $400 million to make sewer improvements and to pay fines to the Environmental Protection Agency for releasing more than 2.8 billion gallons of minimally treated sewage into the Pearl River system over the last four years. The city council approved the consent decree with the […] [...]

Report: City dumping billions of gallons of sewage into river

JACKSON — The city of Jackson released more than 2.8 billion gallons of minimally treated sewage — enough to fill four NFL stadiums — into the Pearl River system over the last four years, the Environmental Protection Agency says. Analysis of reports filed with the state Department of Environmental Quality indicate that Jackson bypassed treatment […] [...]

Work underway on transit complex, treatment plant

NATCHEZ — Work is underway at the site of the future Natchez transit facility. The Natchez Democrat reports crews with Paul Jackson Construction of Brookhaven are removing a fence, concrete slab and shed from the site, formerly the location of A-B Motor Company. The crews also have 7,000 yards of dirt that has to be […] [...]

Capital City faces huge bill, EPA fine for neglected sewer system

JACKSON — After decades of neglecting its sewer system, the city of Jackson soon will face a staggering bill to rebuild it properly. The Jackson City Council could authorize soon a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency in which the city would agree to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on sewer upgrades and pay […] [...]

Officials: Katrina recovery-funded infrastructure will be used

JACKSON COUNTY — The Jackson County Utility Authority has spent its Hurricane Katrina recovery project funds on water and wastewater projects that will be well utilized across the county, leaders say. An Associated Press investigation revealed that the Harrison County Utility Authority used millions of dollars to build sewage plants that are underused or sitting […] [...]

After nearly seven years, wastewater treatment plant opens

by Published: February 20,2012

Tags: environment, pollution, sewage, sewer, treatment, wastewater

POPLARVILLE — After six and a half years of work, Pearl River County now has two state-of-the-art computerized wastewater treatment facilities up and running. The Picayune Item reports plants were opened late last week with members of the county Utility Authority board and officials with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in attendance. Both sewage […] [...]

PEER investigates complaints against utility authorities

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The PEER Committee has released a report on its finding involving county utility authorities and their use of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Infrastructure Program. The executive summary of the report says: “In the 2006 Regular Session, subsequent to Hurricane Katrina, the Legislature passed the Gulf Coast Region Utility Act, which […] [...]

Barbour says water problem needs more funding

by Published: August 18,2010

Tags: infrastructure, wastewater, water, water and wastewater

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour says using $6 million in state-backed bonds for a downtown project won’t fix the problems with the city of Jackson’s water system. Barbour is a member of the State Bond Commission, which rejected the city’s project weeks ago. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Barbour sent a letter this week to Mayor […] [...]

New wastewater facility now in operation

by Published: June 29,2010

Tags: environment, wastewater, water

MCCOMB — McComb Mayor Zachary Patterson and approximately 75 dignitaries, supporters, contractors and special guests commemorated the completion of the state-of-the-art McComb Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility during ceremonies held June 22 in McComb. Patterson said the $34-million facility, which was completed approximately $1 million under budget and three months ahead of schedule, is able to […] [...]

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