Columbus Co. officials agree to pay $45,000 to consolidate county's water districts
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Columbus County commissioners
voted to pay Green Engineering $45,000, Monday night, to come up with a plan to
consolidate the county's five water districts.
Commissioners say the western part of the county has high
quality water, but the eastern part does not.
They believe Green Engineering will give them a plan to
provide interconnections so good quality water can go all over the county, but
their decision to pay $45,000 to hire a consultant comes during a time when
Columbus County school officials want to hire more school resource officers and
were told the county has a limited budget.
Commission Chair Charles McDowell tells us in order for the
county to move forward it has to have a vibrate water system, which is required by the industry.
Commissioners are hoping to meet with both school boards
this month to discuss resource officers.