Southaven mayor sees 400% sewer-rate increase without federal, state funding

Interests of DeSoto County and Memphis pitted against each other on third day of federal trial against

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: April 14, 2023 2:54 PM CT | Published: April 12, 2023 5:15 PM CT

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite testifies that the cost associated with a North Mississippi area taking over wastewater treatment could mean a significant increase for residents.


city of Memphis sewage Mayor Darren Musselwhite Horn Lake Creek Basin Sewer District U.S. District Court U.S. District Judge Mark Norris
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