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ADEQ Addresses City of Mansfield Sewer Neglect

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Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality staff has listed, and mandated issues to be fixed after neglect concerning the unsatisfactory conditions Mansfield Sewer plant is currently in, and has been for quite some time.
Mansfield Mayor, Larry Austin has been repeatedly questioned from several concerned city council members, and residents over the smell, and current state of the sewer plant at numerous city council meetings over the past year.
The questions centered on smell, which is promptly noticed during the evening hours in and around the city as well as the possibility of sewer leakage into area streams, within city limits of Mansfield.
Although many opinions have been stated regarding potential fines, as well as State involvement, a few city council members, a long with the Mansfield Mayor have yet to act towards doing anything beneficial to correct the known issues.
Now, that ADEQ is involved, you will also notice that they have recommended the cooperation of the Office of Water Quality Enforcement Branch in this matter.
You can read the entire report by clicking the below link, which will open a PDF document issued by the ADEQ. Pictures of visible violations are at the end of the document, with captions as to what was found.
CLICK HERE – ADEQ-report-mansfield-arkansas

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