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Claremont has a problem that really stinks, and they are hoping a reward will inspire area residents to help solve the issue.
The city has been receiving septic wastewater at its wastewater treatment plants, according to information provided by City Manager Doug Barrick.
â€śThis septic water is believed to be coming from illegal dumping of waste water into the sewer system,â€ť he said in a press release. â€śThe septic flow has resulted in recent violations from the state and causes detrimental results to the cityâ€™s ability to treat wastewater.â€ť
To read more of this story, pick up the 07-07-2012 edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.