Public officials in northern Caroline Country broke ground Thursday on a $19 million sewage treatment plant that will both replace the antiquated plant in Greensboro as well as connect the homes in nearby Goldsboro, nearly all of which are on failing septic systems.
The new system will reduce the nitrogen that flows into the Choptank River from the two towns by 83 percent and the phosphorus by about 90 percent. The improvement is especially important because the plant sits at the headwaters of the Choptank, and data show that the loads to the river are far greater upstream than where the river meets the Chesapeake.[Continue Reading]
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