The Town Council reached no decision Monday night on a proposed private sewer treatment plant in The Woods subdivision.
Because of the large amount of information to be presented by both sides, the meeting was adjourned to Monday night.
About 250 people attended the meeting at Weddington High School, many of them carrying signs saying “No Sewer Plant Please.”
IB Development is planning the neighborhood near N.C. 84 and N.C. 16. Homes would cost between $1.2 million and $3 million. Reclaimed water from the plant would be used to irrigate lawns and for landscaping.
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IB Development is seeking a permit to install the private sewer treatment plant after being turned down for Union County sewer access and later a permit for a sewage pump station to send waste to Mecklenburg County. Union County has little or no sewer capacity for new residential development.
Many living near the proposed plant are opposed because of fears of possible ground water contamination and obnoxious odor.
IB Development presented information touting the safety and environmental friendliness of the system. Legal representatives for the Friends of Weddington, a group of residents against the plant, questioned witnesses called by IB, but did not have enough time to present evidence of their own.