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SGWASA approves repairs

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BUTNER — The South Granville Water and Sewer Authority approved the repair of the aerial sewer line on Veazey Road at its April 9 meeting.

The aerial sewer line was destroyed during Hurricane Florence on Sept. 17, 2018. SWASA was presented with two alternatives to repair the line.

The first projects construction cost of $199,000 to restore the sewer line to its original state within the confines of what Federal Emergency Management Agency will consider for reimbursement.

The second alternative had a projected cost of $560,000 with FEMA still reimbursing SGWASA $199,000 and SGWASA paying the difference of $361,000.

The board voted to go with the first alternative with FEMA reimbursing the repair cost. There is an 18-month timeline to meet FEMA’s requirements for reimbursement.

SGWASA approved the final water and sewer allocation request for six additional homes in the Village at Applewood. The original approval in 2007 was for 64 homes. There are now 70 lots to be allocated.

The additional six homes were approved at a total volume of 1,584 gallons per day for residential water and sewer allocation contingent upon payment of $33,288 by April 23 for development/application fees.

The board also voted to replace water pipes under a portion of Fleming Street in Creedmoor because of water pressure/restricted flow issues for at least eight customers.

Michael Felts, interim executive director, said he would have budget models prepared for a balanced budget for the board to review at the next meeting on May 14. The board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Butner Council Chambers, 415 Central Ave.