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City of Hattiesburg holds public forum on wastewater treatment option

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The City of Hattiesburg held a public forum Thursday evening on the proposed wastewater treatment systems to replace the city's south lagoon.

The city's current system was designed in the 1960s, and in recent years has had problems meeting permit limits.

One of the options being considered is a fully mechanical treatment facility. It's designed to treat the wastewater stream while providing for the capability for upgrades to the system as needed.

The other option being considered is land application which treats the sewage and turns it into fertilized irrigation for wooded areas.

At the meeting the residents learned about the advantages of the mechanical treatment facility.

"The plant of today must be the plant of tomorrow, " said George Smith, Siemens Water Technologies, Director. "The plant that's built today will be here 20 to 30 years from now. You'll have to meet new needs in the future and do it economically."

I recent  years Siemens has built several waste treatment facilities in the state.

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