The Tar-Pamlico Basin Association is comprised of cities that discharge sewage effluent into the Tar River. National Spinning, a textile mill in little Washington, the only industrial discharger-member, ceased operation in December 2004.
“Tar-Pamlico Basin Association (TPBA) Membership
The ES [Environmental Study] and PER [Preliminary Engineering Report] should contain additional information about how Creedmoor became a member of the TPBA, and how the logistics of acquiring "unused" nutrient allocations were figured out. None of the documentation about the transfer of nutrient allocation is provided in Appendix III of the PER. The PER (p.57) indicates these should be available, but they are not included in the document. According to Phase III of the Tar-Pamlico Nutrient Sensitive Waters Implementation Strategy (NCDWQ 2005b, p.7), under Table 1, Section III- Association Members there is an indication that there was a permanent removal of the sole industrial discharge from National Spinning. It is not clear in the Phase III document that this discharge would be made available for future allocation.”
[Emphasis is mine. The ES and PER are here on Creedmoor’s website.]
To discharge sewage effluent into the Tar River, Creedmoor had to become a member of the Tar-Pamlico Basin Association AND had to somehow procure a ration of 1.2 million gallons a day of sewage effluent. NC Department of Natural Resources was not allowing new discharges into the Tar River. This should have forced Creedmoor to do the right thing and join SGWASA, to reduce the water and sewer rates for the citizens of Creedmoor. But nope, not an obstacle for our sneaky boys, The Mayor and The ‘Ommissioners.
For Creedmoor to have any opportunity whatsoever to discharge sewage effluent
into the Tar River at Cannady Mill Bridge, a permanently retired (December 2004) discharge of effluent into the Tar River by National Spinning in Washington, N.C., was mysteriously resurrected and moved 100 miles upstream.
No discussion. It just “happened”.
Something Stinks in the Tar-Pamlico Basin Association and maybe in the North Carolina Environmental Affairs Committee (The Mayor himself was a member when this deal went down.) And everybody knows…
Something Stinks in Creedmoor!