Oconee County planners penciled in a route for a controversial
wastewater pipeline on Calls Creek long before they told the public of
their plans, according to Oconee County blogger Lee Becker.
But Calls Creek homeowners who’ve organized to oppose the proposed
pipeline still believe Oconee County Commissioners may wind up listening
to the group’s arguments against the wastewater pipeline, according to
Jim McGarvey, leader of a group called Friends of Calls Creek, organized
to resist the pipeline plans.
About 80 houses, about 40 on each side of the stream, are on the
roughly three-mile stretch of Calls Creek where a wastewater pipeline
would run, taking treated wastewater from an existing treatment plant on
Calls Creek down to empty it into the Middle Oconee River.
Calls Creek line in works more than a year, but Oconee homeowners still hope to stop it