11/29/04 — Towns reach sewer agreement

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Towns reach sewer agreement

By Bonnie Edwards
Published in News on November 29, 2004 1:57 PM

Mount Olive and Calypso town officials signed an agreement this morning, where the town of Mount Olive will provide daily maintenance on Calypso's sewer system when it goes on line.

The two town boards gave their blessings to the agreement last month during their regular meetings. Mount Olive is building a regional sewer system, which will include Calypso.

The agreement says the town of Mount Olive will maintain Calypso's three lift stations and take the readings. The expected annual cost will be about $12,000 based on $33 a day for labor and other costs.

Work will include cleaning the lift stations, checking all the pumps and performing the paperwork required by the state. The reports will be subject to review by Calypso for approval and mailing to the state.

Calypso Mayor Tom Reaves told his board that 35 homes will be connected at the north end of the town's line in December, and the completion date for all of the lines is mid-March. Hook-ups will depend on the number of gallons per day that Mount Olive can treat.