Quarter million dollar upgrade to Lowndes County Land Application Site 2018-06-25

Lowndes County Utilities Director Steve Stalvey wants about $20,000 for impellers and wear rings for the pumps in the Francis Lake Lift Station and about $275,000 to improve the Land Application Site (LAS), where they spray sewer waste onto a field which they then rent out for hay production (the county does not have a wastewater treatment plant).

The agenda for this morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session and tomorrow evening’s voting Regular Session doesn’t say where the LAS is, but apparently it’s these two parcels nestled between Moody AFB’s Grassy Pond and the private Pike’s Pond Fishing Club, west of I-75 and Lake Park.

Parcels 0172 119 and 0204 001
Parcels 0172 119 and 0204 001, Lowndes County Tax Assessors.

Parcel 0172 119, 537.84 acres, no location address given, but east of Loch Laurel Road between Clearwater Circle and Grassy Pond Road, and Parcel 0204 001, HWY 376 & GRASSY POND RD, 468.75 acres, at the end of Grassy Pond Road, to within 1,400 feet of the state line.

It’s good Lowndes County is upgrading the LAS, which is in the Withlacoochee River watershed. A wastewater treatment plant would be even better.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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