Starkville Utilities Department is preparing to install new equipment to sustainably handle sludge at the city’s wastewater plant after aldermen approved a $10 million bond issue on Tuesday.
Columbus Light and Water’s deal with a local developer to pay $996,000 for 118 acres, on which it plans to spread treated sewage, is smellier than we thought.
I have no idea what the “going rate” for prime farmland is in this area, but research on the ‘net shows me that prime farmland in Illinois is averaging $5,000 per acre.
A local developer agreed Friday to sell 118 acres of sludge disposal land south of the city to Columbus Light and Water for almost $1 million.
Something smells here.
Columbus Light and Water’s decision to pay $996,000 for 118 acres of property near Pickensville Road and Shady Lane seems mighty hasty — and mighty expensive.
The Columbus Light and Water board today will likely discuss spending as much as $1.8 million to buy land in Lowndes County for sludge disposal.