Hattiesburg City Council overrides mayor's veto, moves forward with land application system

Hattiesburg City Council overrides mayor's veto, moves forward with land application system

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg City Council voted 4-1 to override Mayor Johnny DuPree's veto Wednesday evening.

The city will move forward with the land application system.

DuPree vetoed the city of Hattiesburg's resolution on a land application wastewater treatment system.

The Hattiesburg City Council voted 4-1 Dec. 18 in a special-called meeting to choose land application as its method to treat and dispose of its waste water.

Dupree said in a letter that he presented to the city council Tuesday that he had many issues with the choice.

"I have a number of reasons for my veto, which I will attempt to list, keeping in my that my list is not exhaustive," the letter stated.

City Council President Kim Bradley has told Seven On Your Side that there will be special called meeting Wednesday night at 5:45 p.m. that could potentially lead to overriding the mayor's veto.

To see DuPree's veto letter, click here.