On page 17, Raleigh discusses:
“C. The Preferred Alternative Fails to Include An Accurate Statement of Costs”.
Raleigh points out a couple of flaws all the folks who live along the lines should know about. The lines for this plant cross miles and miles of property, over 10 miles to get from Creedmoor to the Tar River at Cannadys Mill Bridge. Yet the design
“fails to include the usual redundancy included in waste water treatment plants to mitigate the impact of mechanical or structural failure of the effluent transmission main…In a setting with the potential for upsets and large spills to simultaneously impact two separate nutrient impaired river basins and with a preferred alternative [Hester Road] that requires pumping both to and from the waste water treatment plant, the design should address the means to mitigate impact from the increased risk of failure by critical mechanical systems such as pumps….Of course, the failure to include these design protections and redundancies also substantially reduced the cost of the preferred alternative and skewed the results of the analysis.” [Emphasis is mine.]
So, the Creedmoor Commissioners are doing the plant on the cheap, without the usual safeguards to prevent spills along the lines.
Something Stinks in Creedmoor!