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No decision on Weddington sewer plant

The town council did not come to a decision Thursday after a third night of hearings regarding the proposed private sewer treatment plant for The Woods subdivision.

IB Development, the company seeking to build the luxury neighborhood near N.C. 16 and N.C. 84 presented expert testimony that reclaimed water from the plant, which would be used to irrigate lawns, would be safer than septic systems and would be cleaner than that discharged by Union County's sewage treatment plant at Twelve Mile Creek.

Expert testimony also was presented to show that property values around similar plants, as well as the Twelve Mile Creek plant, in Union County have not gone down as a result of being near such facilities.

The legal representative for Friends of Weddington, a group opposed to the plant, began presenting witnesses.

Mayor Nancy Anderson said it may take several more meetings to hear all the evidence, comments from the public and make a decision.

The hearing was recessed to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Weddington High School.