By Tiffany Thompson, Staff Writer
Friday, July 26, 2013 —
Residents on the east side of Locust who have been in need of sewer services will soon begin receiving those services following a vote from Locust City Council Tuesday.
The council voted to award a bid for construction of a sewer line to the Kings Heights and Sherwood communities.
“It’s a residential area with about 55 homes. Plus this would open sewer services to the east side of the city,” City Administrator Tim Fesperman said, adding that many of the residents in the area are in desperate need of city sewer.
“Some of these residents have been waiting since we put the sewer system in 12 to 15 years ago. And several of them are experiencing failures with their septic tanks.”
Fesperman said that because of current standards for the septic systems, the Stanly County Health Department will not allow repairs because the tanks won’t be able to meet the standards.
“This new sewer system will also go a long way to establishing the neighborhood and to increasing property values,” Fesperman said.
The system will service residents along Kings Drive, North Beverly Drive and surrounding streets.
The project, which is anticipated to cost approximately $708,000, will begin within the next 30 to 45 days, Fesperman said. It is estimated to take between 10 and 12 months to complete.
The bid that was awarded Tuesday night will allow for Charlotte-based construction company Hall Contracting Corportion to complete the work for the project.
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