Fix Sewer Overflows Before Going After Chicken Plants

Friday, April 12, 2019

Councilman Ken Smith has decided that the chicken processing plant should be punished for doing what their land is zoned and permitted for. Isn’t that always the mode of operation with the Lindsay Street council, motivated by special interest?

 

It seems some folks decided they would live in close proximity to the plant. Now, they deem the chicken plant as a La Pew nuisance.

The chicken plant was in operation and lawful long before the condos existed. The plant also provides employment to many people.

 

The Chattanooga City Council does not get a pass on their own La Pew.  I had the opportunity to view 10 years of sewer bypass overflow reports in Councilman Ken Smith’s district. 

 

Councilman Smith, you look like a hypocrite in your ordinance on the La Pew issue. Are you going to fine the city for their own Le Pew?

 

In your district, sewers are bypassing into streets, private property yards, and waters of the state after almost every rain event.  The wastewater has great La Pew and is riddled with bacteria.

 

Wastewater overflowing into streets is a much greater La Pew.

 

Just drive around Councilman Smith’s district after rain events, and watch the manhole lids rise and discharge wastewater all over public roadways and ditches.  City overflow reports indicate that smelly and bacteria-ridden sewer discharges have occurred for at least a decade, not to mention the public hazard created by manholes spewing wastewater.

 

What does Councilman Smith do?  Nothing, instead, he introduces an ordinance for the condo owners downtown to harass the La Pew chicken plant instead of addressing his over flowing sewers.

 

The nerve of the City Council to call down the chicken plant, when the city has overflowing stinky wastewater spewing in the streets.

 

On a La Pew scale, the wastewater overflows onto streets and private property are more La Pew than the chicken plant.

 

Councilman Smith, fix your own La Pew of overflowing sewers.

 

Drive your vehicle through pooled wastewater during rain events, and talk to the home owners. They are tired of the city’s sewer La Pew in the streets and their yards.

 

April Eidson


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