Commission candidates respond to final Bulletin questionPublished 6:48pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012
KEITH HOLBERT: (R)
Polk County now owns the water from Lake Adger and the Green River reclassification is pending. Also water was run across Polk County from Rutherford County to Inman – Campobello water district, which allowed Polk County access to water. Lines were run up Chesnee Highway to Green Creek and on Highway 9 toward Mill Spring, which currently stops at the intersection of highway 9 and Peniel road.
The original plan from Odom Engineers suggested the line be completed to Mill Spring at some point. A water line from Columbus is in place to Mill Spring, which connects to the Polk County wells that supply the middle school. This will allow water flow from Hendersonville to Kings Mountain once the lines have been completed.
I feel the lines to connect to Mill Spring should be completed as affordable. This would insure our schools on highway 9 and 108 as well as the citizens would have adequate water if and when Polk County experiences another drought. Any further joint services would have to be considered on an as needed basis, and would have to benefit all of Polk County. Town citizens are also Polk County citizens.