Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Caterpillar Decided To Send Sewage to Athens-Clarke, Not Oconee County, For Treatment

Oconee Building New Line

Caterpillar has decided to send its sewage from its plant under construction near Bogart to Athens-Clarke County for treatment, rather than to Oconee County, as had been planned.

Oconee County Utility Department Director Chris Thomas told me on Monday that Caterpillar made the decision after looking at the limits that would be imposed on it in Oconee County, where the amount of metals that can be handled is quite low because of the size of the county’s treatment plants.