Council decides to sign agreement

Published 4:52 pm Friday, February 15, 2008

A special meeting of Picayune’s City Council approved for the mayor to sign an agreement with Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality related to the city’s waste water treatment.

The meeting on Tuesday was held in executive session and resulted in an unanimous decision by the council for Mayor Greg Mitchell to sign an agreement that permits the city to move in a “positive direction” concerning waste water treatment in the city, according to a press release from the city.

The release states that the city has been working with federal and state officials to upgrade the existing waste water treatment facility.

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After Hurricane Katrina the city welcomed displaced residents of the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas. That influx in population has overburdened the waste water system with increased demands on the utility system, the release states.

The city will put forth every effort to implement the agreement with MDEQ to explore every avenue to meet waste water needs and allow for growth in the city.