Residents oppose waste water facility in D'Iberville

By Krystal Allan - bio | email

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Residents near Paradise Lane, Wells Ferry and the surrounding communities didn't hold back on why a waste water treatment facility would not be welcomed in their communities.

Neighbors say flooding in an area already prone to it and sewage run-off are among the main concerns.  But, MDEQ officials say the 1.5 million gallons of water per day that would go into the river is no more than three percent of the river's overall capacity.

Another sore spot among neighbors is the affect on property values and over-development, in particular the proposed Pinehaven community. But, local officials say it could cost residents more in the long run if the $23 million grant to build the facility isn't used.

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors has to issue a special use permit for the land before the project can move forward. Until a decision is made, it's likely some of the residents will continue making their case as to why the facility shouldn't move in.

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