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Oxidation pond town wants to buy for a new sewage treatment not environmental hazard, report says | St. Francisville – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-06-10 03:00:00 –

ST. Francisville — The city council learned on June 8 that the oxidative ponds that the town wants to buy for its new sewage treatment facility are not harmful to the environment.

Neither the water in the pond nor the sludge at the bottom of the pond needs to be treated with hazardous materials, according to the Hammond Environmental Report.

This pond was once used by tire recycling plants to collect and drain rainwater from the plant’s trucking area.

Bianca Hill House, a town engineer, told the board that water could be safely drained and the town could close the pond by collapsing and backfilling the embankment.

Town voters approved a special half-cent sales tax in December to fund the construction of a new treatment plant to replace the sewerage pond, which is now on the Mississippi River floodplain.

In connection with the sewerage program, the Board also approved an ordinance to extend the moratorium of major parcel development for another year.

The original Moratorium was approved for one year in July 2020.

The ordinance stipulates that the town will not issue permits for new residential lots with more than four lots, and adds a provision prohibiting the construction of new apartments with more than four units.



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