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City meets with EPA over troubled sewer system

WILMINGTON -- City and county representatives traveled to Georgia to face the Environmental Protection Agency. The reason? The City's troubled sewer system. According to the City spokesperson decisions as to what will happen with the sewer system weren't made today. The EPA merely reviewed the city's plans to fix the sewer lines. The EPA stepped in in early December and asked Wilmington to provide detailed information about the sewer system. A letter was sent requesting the City present evidence as to why the government shouldn't step in. According spokesperson Malissa Talbert, there are three possible outcomes: The City could be fined, the EPA could begin steps to take over the repair process or it could do nothing. The City says those decisions won't likely be made for another day or two. Today the City announced that it will take two fewer months than expected to make repairs to the north east interceptor. City administrators say this is crucial because of the moratorium on sewer extensions and limit on new building permits.

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