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Northeast interceptor pipe repair begins

WILMINGTON -- After numerous sewer spills into Hewlett's Creek construction to replace the faulty northeast interceptor pipe began Wednesday. Crews started working to replace the pipe off Pine Grove Wednesday morning. More than one mile of the pipe will be replaced that currently runs through Hewlett's Creek. The cost of this project is about $2 million, but Mayor Bill Saffo says the money is well worth it. "The sooner we get this thing fixed, the better," Saffo said. "For everybody -- the community, the City, the environment. This is a great day for the City of Wilmington and what we said we are doing is repairing these pipes as quickly as we can." The sewage line off Greenville Loop Road is also in the process of being repaired. The City is also working to improve the pumps at the Bradley Creek station. The state is holding a meeting Thursday night at seven p.m. at Kenan Auditorium regarding the sewer issues. The public is welcome to attend and give their input.

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