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New Hanover, Pender Counties team up on new sewer project

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New Hanover and Pender County could soon be teaming up on a new sewer project. Monday New Hanover County commissioners signed a resolution to build a wastewater treatment plant on the counties' border. The idea is to encourage development in the area. New Hanover County Commissioner Bill Caster said, "It will open that whole area up for commercial and residential development in Pender County which is stymied now because they don't have wastewater." The counties would share the cost of the new treatment plant. Officials will meet in Burgaw Monday night to finalize the agreement.

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Just ask the Wilmington City

Just ask the Wilmington City Council how to handle sewage problems :-) Bet they won't return any calls!

sewage in pender

Good grief. I moved out of New Hanover County to Pender because of the fresh air and countryside manner. Why doesn't Caster mind his own business and stay in New Hanover County. We are doing fine up here and don't need to turn into another New Hanover County

Pender County Sewer

We moved to Pender County from New Hanover County to get away from their problems. I guess you can't win no matter what you do!

Wastewater Plant

Yes, this is a good idea for the County of Pender to finally have a Wastewater treatment to help develop areas of Pender County, and yes we did vote on a water plant, but the land was also bought to have a wastewater treatment plant on it as well. People need to get use to change, its gonna happen whether we like it or not, if the County monitors the devleoping it might not be that bad.

No, it would not be a good

No, it would not be a good idea. We don't want it. New Hanover Commissioners have proven that they can not be trusted. No one currently living in the area needs it. We want to keep the area as it is for as long as possible. The area is a habitat for several endangered species that has helped keep development away. The housing market is in a slump, there are plenty of houses for sale and plenty of developments under construction. Why build more when they likely won't sell. There aren't many people that would want to live in the woods, next to a land fill, hazardous waste incinerator and a sewage treatment plant that will recycle New Hanover's sewage for their drinking water. Plus the traffic trying to get over the bridge into Wilmington or to Brunswick Co. is impossible.