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Hattiesburg officials encourage attendance for public session

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hattiesburg city officials need resident's input on a decision with a hefty price tag.

A $40 to $200 million price tag according to city engineer Bert Kuyrkendall.  Kuyrkendall says implementing one of three alternatives to the city's waste water treatment system will be the biggest infrastructure project in the state.

But Kuyrkendall says they need resident's input, because it will impact rates, the downtown smell and how the treatment system will work over all. At 6 p.m. tonight residents are encouraged to come to the Oseola McCarty Youth Development center in Hattiesburg to learn about the three options and give their opinion.

"We will send them to the different stations to learn about the different treatment process. We will have a station for the complete treatment plant. Stations for polishing treatment. Station for the land application. So, they can go to that table and hear from the engineer himself or herself exactly what that process includes, what all is involved," said Kuyrkendall.

The first of three public sessions is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Oseola McCarty Youth Development center on 607 McSwain Street in Hattiesburg. For more information you can visit investinhattiesburg.com 

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