Residents still angry over construction for filtration plant at Mosholu Golf Course

Uprooted trees and ripped up ground is a reminder to residents that despite their disapproval, a water filtration plant will soon be located underneath the Mosholu Golf Course.

Construction for the water filtration plant got underway last month. Many residents voiced their outrage and a number of lawsuits were also filed to try and block the plant. Unfortunately for those opposed to the plant, the city and state gave the green light for the project.

One resident says he feels poor people in the Bronx are being taken advantage of. He believes the plant is going to hurt the community.

As for what will happen to the golf course, Barry McLaughlin, executive director of the Mosholu Golf Course, says the parks department has helped create plans to improve the course while construction is ongoing. He says the greens and tees will be upgrade and some of the holes will be reconfigured. McLaughlin adds that at the end of the project, the golf course will be better for playing and more fun and challenging.

The entire project is expected to be completed by November 2009. The golf course will remain open and fully functional during the construction.

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