Hearing on Snake Eyes Lane sewer plant set for March
Plans for a sewer treatment system that could serve up to 1,900 residents in southern Morgan County are the subject of a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
A Water Pollution Control permit for Mountain Springs Public Utility LLC is being considered by the DEP for two residential developments planned along U.S. 522, both north and south of Fish Hatchery Road.
The permit would allow Mountain Springs Public Utility to build and operate a wastewater treatment plant, and discharge up to 157,300 gallons of treated effluent per day into Sleepy Creek.
Permit for two developments
Sleepy Creek subdivision, the smaller of the two developments, could be built on 10 acres across from the county’s 522 Business Park.
The larger development, Mountain Springs, is planned along Snake Eyes Lane near the Virginia line.
Morgan County planners approved the preliminary concept of Creekside Village — known as Mountain Springs in the DEP application — in May 2009.
Planners have not considered the Sleepy Creek portion of the project.
Developer Wade Clements of Sovereign Homes must submit drawings and seek key permits to get the next round of planning approval for the Mountain Springs/Creekside Village development from the county.
Comments spurred hearing
An initial comment period by state environmental officials last November yielded letters of concern from five individuals, three groups and a petition signed by 41 people.
In response, the DEP agreed to schedule a public hearing in Morgan County to seek further comments about the permit application.
That hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Warm Springs Middle School.
A copy of the draft permit WV0105911 can be obtained by calling Lori Devereux at the Division of Water & Waste Management at 304-926-0499 or emailing her at Lori.K.Devereux@wv.gov.