Lee County to re-evaluate proposed Alico Road wastewater treatment plant

Residents on Southeast Lee County say, although the battle is won, the war isn’t over when it comes to a wastewater treatment plant.

After hearing outcry from neighbors in the Alico Road area east of I-75, Lee County staff members decided to re-evaluate site plans for a proposed wastewater treatment and solid waste transfer facilities.

They say they will look at public outreach opportunities, possible changes to the plan, more detailed site plans and make sure all alternatives have been reviewed.

Paul Milford lives on Devore Lane off Alico Road and says, “I’m hoping that the county takes our concerns as valid and genuinely looks at other potential sites that aren’t going to have a massive impact on the environment and aren’t going to have an impact on residents that live near the facility.”

The chief hearing examiner said if, and when, county staff brings the case forward again, it will have to be re-noticed for public hearing.

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Reporter:Stephanie Byrne
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