Board of Directors Defers Vote on Proposed Wastewater Plant at Nowlin Creek

ROLAND, Ark.- The wait continues for folks who live West of Little Rock in the Nowlin Creek neighborhood.

They've been waiting for the board of directors to vote whether to rescind the planning commission's action to deny a permit to allow a wastewater plant.  The wastewater plant would be for a proposed subdivision and would be located on Highway 10. 

The Board of Directors deferred the vote for 60 days so soil testing and core sampling can be done to look at a potential alternative. 

People who live in the Nowlin Creek neighborhood are opposed to the plant saying it could cause a number of problems.

"The water is not clean," says Nowlin Creek Neighborhood Association President, Tom Frothingham.  "It has nutrients in it which contribute to algae blooms."

Frothingham says that would destroy the ecosystem of the creek, making it unusable for recreational purposes and potentially set a precedent for more construction and wastewater treatment plants to follow.

The board is expected to vote on the issue May 16th.


 


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