Category Archives: Wastewater Treatment Options

Groundworx Documents Reveal 2013 Ward 4 Candidate Chris Price Was Being Paid By Groundworx, and Dryden’s In-laws Would Make Millions on Deal

On January 22nd, 2013 local Realtor, Chris Price, announced his candidacy for Ward 4 councilman; and on March 7th of 2013 Price officially registered to run as a candidate for Ward 4 City Council. That very same day the Mississippi Ethics Commission delivered an opinion stating that Price could not earn a commission and participate […]

Carter Carroll on Groundworx, “I think $144 Million Dollars to take care the city our size sewer system is ridiculous!” Says other treatment “avenues” available.

Councilman Carter Carroll Hattiesburg

After attending a Concerned Citizens for Responsible Wastewater Presentation on April 17th, Councilman Carter Carroll pulled back from the $600 Million 30 year contract with Groundworx. Carroll said in his question and answer segment seen in the video below, “Just until a few months ago we really didn’t know what the cost of getting out […]

Wastewater Engineer Calls Hattiesburg City Council “Dumb and Dumber Political Leaders.”

A 2012 email obtained by the Hattiesburg Patriot depicts an engineer with Air Diffusion technologies at his wits end having to deal the Hattiesburg City Council’s irresponsible wastewater decisions. The city council refused free bottom air for the north lagoon in favor of much more expensive, less effective surface “paddle boat” aerators, which were known […]

City’s $600 Million 30 Year Contract with York’s Groundworx Puts Tremendous Hardship on Rate Payers

After review by independent attorneys advising a group of concerned citizens, one attorney called the contract “an annuity for Groundworx.”  Another said Groundworx had “no skin in the game.” Groundworx itemized each item that the city would be paying for under the agreement. Among the items on the list were a $100,000 welcome center and $5,000 […]

Political Possum: Gia Croom’s fainting spell foils $600,000,000 “Sewage Heist” Turning “Land App” into “Land Nap.”

gia croom hattiesburg

As citizens were ordered to vacate citizen’s council quarters for a closed door executive session, Hattiesburg native Gia Croom fell out in the floor in what became a prolonged fainting spell, delaying the proceedings. First responders arrived, carting her off in an ambulance. Meanwhile, Councilwoman Deborah Delgado raced at breakneck speed from Washington D.C. to attend […]

9.10.2012 Public Wastewater Treatment Hearing

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Insider says USA YEAST used retalitory politics via Governor Barbour’s office to stop downtown MDA funding. (developing story)

A high level government insider has disclosed to the Patriot that USA Yeast used its political connections with Governor Barbour’s office to halt Mississippi Development Authority Grant money for two years, in retaliation for the city suing USA Yeast.   USA Yeast allegedly violated the waste disposal contract with the city. This official said that […]