Saturday, January 28, 2017

Court approves divorce between West Rankin & Jackson

Rankin County Chancellor John McLaurin upheld the MDEQ permit for the construction of a wastewater treatment facility to the West Rankin Utility Authority.  The city of Jackson was obviously not pleased and issued this statement:


The City of Jackson is disappointed that the Rankin County Chancery Court agreed with the decision of the Mississippi Environmental Permit Board to grant the West Rankin Utility Authority an NPDES permit that will allow construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Rankin County. The Court’s decision last week ignored significant errors of law that should prevent the issuance of this NPDES permit. The West Rankin Utility Authority currently has cost-effective wastewater treatment provided by the City of Jackson’s Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The City believes that the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant that discharges into the Pearl River is an unnecessary expense to all of its Savanna Street customers in Rankin, Hinds, and Madison Counties that will degrade the water quality of the Pearl River.


The City has 30 days within which to file an appeal of this decision to the Mississippi Supreme Court.  The City is weighing this option as well as other options to increase its customer base as a result of any lost customers of the West Rankin Utility Authority.  The City will also be reassessing its plans for upgrading the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant under the Consent Decree to identify areas of savings that may be available as a result of any loss in some West Rankin Utility Authority customers.  Finally, the City will continue to be open to any new, mutually advantageous relationship with the West Rankin Utility Authority that will maximize the existing treatment capacity at the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant and maintain the existing low cost of treatment, while planning for the future.

WRUA currently sends its wastewater to the Savannah Street treatment plant.


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jackson get your shit together and start being PROACTIVE instead of REACTIVE! Folks just hate competition.

Anonymous said...

So...The City Of Jackson is 'disappointed' that its days of leeching money from Rankin-Countians, at least in this regard, is ending?

That is so farking regrettable.

Anonymous said...

Good result for Rankin Co. Eventually WRUA will be able to tell the City of Jackson to go sexually penetrate itself. With the Savannah Street facility and the City of Jackson being subject to EPA restrictions due to terrible management practices, and because the Savannah Street facility was the only game in town for WRUA to ship its waste, the City of Jackson's problems were also WRUA's problems. EPA and/or the City of Jackson could stop development in Rankin County due to the inability of the Savannah Street facility to accommodate the waste. A new faciity, located in Rankin County, and away from Jackson and its third world clown show, is a must.

Anonymous said...

6:48 - hate to tell you but Rankin County is fixing to learn what 'leeching money' really can be. Check out the costs associated with this new facility. You do know, of course, that a new treatment plant doesn't come free. Where Rankin County has been paying a few million a year to Jackson for the treatment of their shit, they are fixing to pay that just to CRF for his built up engineering fees promoting this deal. Then they are going to have to pay him for designing it. Then there is, of course, all the lawyers that are going to have to be paid for the borrowing costs required so that they can hire a contractor to build it.

The $125 mil number that has been thrown around will grow significantly over the next few years. And then, of course, they have to pay somebody to operate it.

You can't flush your toilet for nothing. True, Jackson has screwed up its operation of SSWWTP over the past few years. But there are plenty of cheaper ways to solve this problem for everybody ---- including Rankin. But then all the others wouldn't get their little piece of the pie.

Anonymous said...

But there are plenty of cheaper ways to solve this problem for everybody ---- including Rankin.

Name the cheaper ways.

Anonymous said...

I really can't blame Rankin County for opting out of this contract and building their own water treatment plant.

After all, if the Hind's County Sheriff's office "smells like ass ". . . one can only imagine what everything else smells like.

Anonymous said...

Just wait till the consent decree includes Jackson sending all their s*** to Rankin.

Anonymous said...

So, 9:07...to help me understand your post: If you are picking me up every day in your old jalopy and I'm paying you to transport me around town and I get fed up with that shit and tell you I'm getting my own car....You're going to tell me that I'm stupid because the new car is going to cost me money. Have I about got that right?

Anonymous said...

Eventually, Jackson won't be able to comply with MDEQ and EPA permits. Ergo, city of Jackson will ultimately send their stuff and pay rankin to treat and dispose.

Anonymous said...

... city of Jackson will ultimately send their stuff and pay rankin to treat and dispose.

It might very well be cheaper in the long run. But, alas, the Jackson government employment agency would suffer so it won't be even considered.

Anonymous said...

Not good results for Ranking County residents. Not good results for Jackson residents. The additional plant will cost the state money to monitor and will cost the ratepayers on both sides of the River $30 to $40 more per month. But the state currently has Rankin County rule so what is good for the citizens is not in consideration. The antipathy for Jackson is deeply rooted and strong.

Anonymous said...

The additional plant will cost the state money to monitor and will cost the ratepayers on both sides of the River $30 to $40 more per month.

You have ZERO knowledge as to what the costs will be.

Anonymous said...

"Ergo, city of Jackson will ultimately send their stuff and pay rankin to treat and dispose." City of Jackson pay?

Anonymous said...

Egh EPA already cited the facility in Jackson. Jackson is Detroit now with no income and bills galore with no way to pay

Anonymous said...

How about the State just takeover ALL City of Jackson operations, etc.
Pipe dreaming!

Anonymous said...

9:43 PM, You may be right; it could cost more than $30 to $40/month.

Anonymous said...

When and not "IF" the City of Jackson has to start sending their waste to Rankin to treat it will be high time for Rankin to treat the city the exact way that they have been treating everyone else in this Savanah Street Station contract- "Give me yo damn money and that will be all now!" No seat at the table Bitches...

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