From Editorial about Chatham County’s opposition to the proposed wastewater treatment plant in the New Hill community.
Editorial about Chatham County’s opposition to the proposed wastewater treatment plant in the New Hill community.
Cary, along with Apex and Morrisville, wants to run a sewer line through southeastern Chatham County as the link between a planned new wastewater treatment plant and the Cape Fear River. But for some reason, Chatham residents aren’t strewing roses in the Wake Countians’ path. And without the Chatham Board of Commissioners’ approval, the line doesn’t get built.
Talk about leverage. For that approval to be forthcoming, Chatham has given Cary a list of demands to be met – including, no more of those pesky cross-border annexations without Chatham’s OK. And no Chatham property could be condemned for the sewer line. So, how many millions would the final, essential parcel command?
The treatment plant would be built in the Wake community of New Hill, where residents understandably are opposed. It would fulfill a mandate to keep treated wastewater in the Cape Fear basin, a worthy objective. But this project as now conceived has so many issues, it might be better if it just went down the drain.
Source: The News & Observer