GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – On Thursday night, the Greenville city council meeting ended with good news for one local community outside the city.
The Candlewick Community west of Greenville has suffered septic system failures for years.
In 2007, residents established a sanitary district and worked to get grants to put in sewer lines. Now, they know exactly where the lines will go.
Originally they were looking to connect to Farmville but the city council has voted for them to connect to the closer GUC system without requiring an annexation agreement.
Candlewick resident, Rita Leggett, says “the vote here tonight has made the biggest difference in our outlook and our perspective on where we are going to go and how soon we are going to get sewer.”
The new lines should be in operation within a couple of years.
The council also voted to change the name of Greenville’s animal control to “animal protective services.” They are hoping by changing the name it will better describe the mission of the department.