12 million gallons of wastewater will be allowed to be discharged into the creek every day. This is expected to completely alter the river and its ecosystem.
Several local businesses rely on the wildlife and other natural resources Blounts Creek provides. Fishing tournaments, bird watching trips, and recreational water sports would cease to exist with the added discharge.
The amount of wastewater discharge has the potential to completely alter the habitat of Blounts Creek. This would be life-threatening for the native species living in those waters.