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Hattiesburg council expected to move forward with land application system

The Hattiesburg City Council will hold a special called public meeting Friday, December 18 at 5 p.m. to discuss the status of the wastewater project. The Hattiesburg City Council will hold a special called public meeting Friday, December 18 at 5 p.m. to discuss the status of the wastewater project.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Hattiesburg City Council met in executive session Monday evening to discuss proposed agreements for the city's wastewater treatment solution.

Although the city has been on a dual track for several months considering both mechanical and land application systems, council president Kim Bradley said only land application agreements were discussed.

Bradley previously said there is a super majority that will vote for land application, which was the city's choice of treatment prior to terminating a contract with Groundworx, which was the company handling the services for the city. Mayor Johnny DuPree and Ward 2 councilwoman Deborah Delgado are the only members who oppose land application and prefer a mechanical system, for what they claim, is a financial decision.

The city has been fined $1,500 each day for several months due to its delay of moving forward with an option. Once they choose an option and meet deadlines through a consent decree with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, those fines will end.

The council will hold a special called public meeting Friday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the status of the wastewater project.

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