Hamilton County commissioners argued Wednesday about possibly consolidating sewage treatment operations with the city and the merits of a report produced by a citizen panel that reviewed alternative sites for a new treatment plant. A resolution "authorizing discussions between members of the [county commission] and members of the Chattanooga City Council concerning the consolidation of wastewater treatment within the Hamilton County region," passed during the commission's recessed meeting on a 7-2 vote despite vehement opposition from Commissioners Tim Boyd and Greg Martin. Mayor’s Site Search Committee Members > Chester Bankston> Dean Moorhouse> Brent Smith> Veronica Seaman> Earl Burton> Don Johnson* One member’s name has not been released After a presentation from Dean Moorhouse, chairman of the Mayor's Search Committee, that mirrored information the seven-member panel gave the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority on Monday, … [Read more...] about Hamilton County commission approves resolution to explore possibility of consolidating sewage treatment system with city of Chattanooga
By: Live Law News Network 2019-01-07 14:00:39.0 The Supreme Court today stayed the Karnataka High Court order which permitted the Government to pump secondary treated water from Sewage Treatment Plants(STP) to the irrigation tanks in Kolar, which is being carried out with the purported objective of recharging ground water level. The Karnataka Government was carrying out this activity under the scheme "K&C Valley Project", which envisages pumping of 400 Million Liters per day secondary treated water or reclaimed water from Koramangala, Challaghatta Valley and Belanduru Sewage Treatment Plants to fill 126 Minor Irrigation Tanks of Kolar and Chikballapura Districts. The project was challenged by R Anjaneya Reddy, a local resident, contending that the water from STPs cannot be pumped into irrigation tanks, as it was heavily contaminated with toxic metals. He produced a a report dated 27/09/2018 by the Energy and Wetlands research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian … [Read more...] about SC Restrains Karnataka Govt From Pumping Secondary Treated Water From Sewage Treatment Plants To Irrigation Tanks
In 2018, Mahtomedi households paid $512, on average, for sewage. Their neighbors in Willernie paid $208. The 109 cities and towns within the Twin Cities metro area have 109 different ways to calculate your sewage costs. And as many homeowners begin to grapple with their tax bills for 2018, local sewage costs may seem unimportant, but can subtract hundreds of dollars from a household’s annual bottom line. The differences from city-to-city are caused by the various ways cities charge their residents, the amount of maintenance and expansion each city invests into its pipes and how big and how dense the city’s sewage systems are. And then there is the Metropolitan Council, the over-riding metro infrastructure authority, which charges a fee based on a community’s percentage use of the overall sewer system it helps maintain. In 2016, the Twin Cities average sewage rate of $274 was well below the national average of $468 per household. Two of the highest rates in … [Read more...] about What is my 2018 sewage rate — and why is it different from other cities?
A controversial plan to build a new sewage treatment plant on Mahan Gap Road comes before the Hamilton County Commission's zoning committee this morning, and neighbors opposed to the idea are filling the seats in the commission room. The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority says it needs to build the $45 million plant to increase sewer capacity and part of a much costlier effort to stop raw sewage overflows into area creeks and streams. Representatives of the 3,500 or so people who live within three miles of the proposed plant agree it's needed but say it should not be built in their backyards. … [Read more...] about Controversial plan to build new sewage treatment plant goes before commissioners this morning
Gallery: Consent decree in works for WWTA over sewage spills +4 more photos The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority's plan to spend $245 million upgrading sewage systems in Hamilton County and some cities has the full weight of Uncle Sam behind it. The WWTA has acknowledged it is negotiating terms of a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice and Tennessee authorities after years of Clean Water Act violations and millions of gallons of sewage spilled into local creeks and streams. Chattanooga has been under a similar consent decree since 2013. In its first phase, the city has budgeted more than $264 million and committed to 86 separate projects to stop sewage overflows into the Tennessee River by July 2020. Now board Chairman Mike Moon says he believes WWTA may be signing its own decree sometime early in 2019 that will mandate around $245 million in fixes and upgrades. And it's going to come at a cost — … [Read more...] about Consent decree in works as WWTA plans $245 million upgrade to sewage systems