Plans to new sewage system in Spring Lake subdivision put on hold

Cumberland County News

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (WNCN) – Families still struggling going on four months since hurricane Florence now have another problem to face in Cumberland County. 

County leaders say plans to put in a new sewage system in the Overhills Park subdivision have been put on hold. 

Contractors told the county equipment was damaged in the hurricane, just like many family’s houses.

Homeowners in the houses that are still livable will have to rely on septic tanks that they say have been failing for years. 

“When you had heavy rains you didn’t use the toilets and stuff normally,” said homeowner Joseph Bozeman.

But the county received a grant and loan to put the homeowners on a sewer system that would pump the sewage out.

County leaders posted it would cost homeowners about $50 a month, but before any monthly payment, the project for the new sewer hook up stopped.

 “Some people got their lines already ran but they can’t hook up because they had not released it yet, and it’s frustrating,” said homeowner Robert Fitzgerald.

The engineers on the project did not get back with CBS 17 News in time to comment, but county leaders now saying contractors need at least 20 more weeks to finish the work after their equipment was damaged in the hurricane.

County leaders tell us it could be July before people will be able to hook up to the new system.

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