June 7, 2018 11:07:35 AM
The Starkville Utilities Department will hold a meeting at the Sportsplex Thursday evening to address water quality, infrastructure, collection and other issues.
Starkville Utilities General Manager Terry Kemp said the meeting came about as a result of several residents raising questions to Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver about water and sewer issues in their area. He said some information for the meeting will be specific to the Green Oaks area, but there will be general information that should be useful for any residents who wish to attend.
The meeting is set for 6-7 p.m. Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex on Lynn Lane.
Kemp said the meeting will cover water quality, including issues with brown water and Starkville Utilities' quality testing methods, as well as water infrastructure, which is a major consideration for the city as it begins planning for the next fiscal year.
"We're doing a lot of work in identifying infrastructure needs," Kemp said. "We'll talk about that as well. There are needs all over town, and we're approaching it by figuring out where our priorities are and how we will work over the next several years to address our aging infrastructure."
Carver, at Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting, said Thursday's meeting should be useful for anyone who wants to come. He encouraged people with brown water issues to bring it in a clear jar or container for discussion.
"He's gonna come in and tell us how water is collected," Carver said. "If you've got any brown water issues, that's something you can go ahead and discuss. It's going to be really informative."
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