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Hattiesburg residents have mixed reactions over treatment options

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

There were mixed opinions from Hattiesburg residents during the first of three public sessions regarding the three alternatives to the city's waste water treatment system.

Citizens came to the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center Monday evening  to get the details, pros and cons of each option. Residents talk to scientists, engineers and city leaders about the mechanical treatment, polishing facility and the land application options.

 Many said they did understand the choices, and have decided which they believe is best.

"The mechanical treatment option, which is the most expensive, seems to be the best," said Hattiesburg Resident, Cylvia Forster.  It uses the least space, has the most broad application, and I think it is future looking.  It cost more money, but so what? I think we need more taxes and more infrastructure support.

 "I believe I like the land application option. Not only due to the fact it seemed less expensive, but it eliminated the discharge into the river, and for some reason I like that option better," said Hattiesburg Resident, Kevin Grace.

"I don't think any of these options are going to fix the problem," said Hattiesburg Resident ,Tennie White.

The next public session is Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Danny Hinton Community Center on Tatum Road in Hattiesburg.

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