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Hwy. 9 waterline construction begins

Holbert said the county’s well system is currently at 70 percent capacity and if the former Woodland Mills building were to be occupied, the county would immediately go over capacity. Holbert said the county is using 600,000 gallons per day from its three-well system, which will be used as an irrigation system for the middle school campus once the Hwy. 9 waterline is complete.

Holbert said another positive about shutting down the well system is the county will no longer have to pay $1,500 per month to monitor the system.

The county approved a $1,353,491.59 bid on June 17 from Carolina Specialties Inc. out of Hendersonville to construct the waterline.