Wednesday morning, Hamilton County commissioners will vote on a financing agreement for a new waste water treatment plant in north Hamilton County.

The proposed plant would sit on 157 acres off Mahan Gap Road.

Neighbors in the nearby Harrison Bay community say they feel blindsided by the proposal. Many say they didn't know about it until days ago and are concerned about the plant backing up to their property.

"When you're talking about waste, you're talking about disease," resident Brent Smith says. "You're talking about odors. Facilities like that should be industrial property, not in neighborhoods."

The WWTA president says the plant will be just over half a mile away from the subdivision and there would be "significant buffering to provide a more pleasing aesthetic."

If the vote passes, the project will move into zoning for consideration.

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