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Newton’s water and sewer departments’s 2012-2013 fiscal year is underway with big projects planned to better the community.
Two large projects for the year include water rehabilitation projects. One of the water projects is on south N.C. 16 to Buffalo Shoals Road Newton City Manager Todd Clark said the project includes replacing a water line along a section of the road. The new stretch of water line and the extension will help unserved customers in the future with city water. The main problem with the line Clark said was the line is a dead-end line. With a line that isn’t connected to the rest of the system, Clark said its hard to keep it flushed. The new line will become a loop and connect with the existing water system. By the end of the four-phase project, the new line will be a part of the whole system. The total cost of the four-phase project is approximately $3.9 million.
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