Commissioners Approve Water & Sewer Extension

“This is what happens when we all pull together.”–New Hanover County Commissioner Rob Zapple

March 22, 2016

Today’s issue of the Star News reports that the New Hanover County (N.C.) board of commissioners has asked staff to “begin work on an extension of water and sewer service along the U.S. 421 corridor” that brings much-needed utility infrastructure to a heavy industrial area. “A lack of sewer and water infrastructure along U.S. 421…has been seen as hindering the corridor’s potential for development,” according to the Star News article.

Tony Boahn, PE, vice president with McKim & Creed, reported that the project will take about three years and will cost approximately $20.2 million. McKim & Creed is providing geomatics and engineering services for the infrastructure extension project.

The article quoted Commissioner Rob Zapple as saying, “This project has been kicked around in one form or another for 20 years. This is what happens when we all pull together.”

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