Ribbons cut on new sewage treatment plants

There are 2 comments on the Picayune Item story from Jan 20, 2012, titled Ribbons cut on new sewage treatment plants. In it, Picayune Item reports that:

After six and a half years of work, the Pearl River County Utility Authority is now the first in Mississippi to have not one, but two, state of the art computerized waste water treatment facilities up and running.

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“Simple educated country woman”

Since: Dec 11

America

#1 Feb 16, 2012
"Poplarville Mayor Billy Spiers said the new plant is a great addition and is expected to serve the city for many years to come. If the board of alderman had made the improvements, taxpayers would have had to foot the bill, but instead Hurricane Katrina grant funds paid for the work in both cities.

“So this was a blessing to us,” Spiers said.

There is a cost to the residents, slightly higher sewer rates. Spiers said many of his constituents are not happy about the extra monthly expense, but those rate changes were needed to cover the cost of running the new facilities. Spiers said he hopes the rates will remain stable for a long time."

Slightly higher sewer rates? I would like to know if Mayor Spiers thinks that 40% is slightly higher because that was the amount of the rate increase I have been paying.

Gee, I'll bet if he were an employer and his workers requested a 40% pay increase he would think it were excessive.
lumberton fan

United States

#2 Feb 25, 2012
well of course

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