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Metro Council hears concerns over planned sewage basin

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Neighbors spoke at the meeting. (Source: MetroTV) Neighbors spoke at the meeting. (Source: MetroTV)
Residents voiced their opinions at the meeting. (Source: MetroTV) Residents voiced their opinions at the meeting. (Source: MetroTV)
The Metro Council listened to the arguments. (Source: MetroTV) The Metro Council listened to the arguments. (Source: MetroTV)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The fight between Newburg residents and the Metropolitan Sewer District over a planned sewage pond was heard in the Metro Council.

Wednesday neighbors said they want a meeting with Mayor Greg Fischer and MSD to discuss concerns about the smell and the possibility of more mosquitoes that could come from the basin set to be located off of Popular Level Road.

One resident of Newburg, Carolyn Hayes, said if the basin has to be built it should be done right, "It seems like when we began to enquire they dug the holes faster. We know the holes are there. Do we really want this basin? Not at all. But since it's here, why don't they do it right?

MSD pointed out they have a similar sewage basin located off of Taylor Boulevard that has been running for 15 years, and that facility has less odor control than the one planned in Newburg.

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