04/19/07 — Fremont sewer improving

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Fremont sewer improving

By Andrew Bell
Published in News on April 19, 2007 1:45 PM

Improvements to Fremont's wastewater system are becoming apparent, an official told the town's Board of Alderman at its Tuesday night meeting.

Fremont Public Works Director Tim Howell said wastewater build-up in the system is gradually decreasing. The recent heavy rain is proof that progress is being made, Alderman Billy Harvey said.

"I can see a great difference," Harvey said. "It rained hard the other night and I didn't see much infiltration."

Only about 20 percent of the planned improvements have been completed, but several board members said they are encouraged by the progress they see.

In February, the town's wastewater collection system had an incoming flow of about 11.7 million gallons and an outgoing flow to the city of Goldsboro of about 18.3 million gallons, Howell said. In March, the town had an incoming flow of 9.3 million gallons and an outgoing flow of about 14 million gallons.

Throughout the billing month of March, the town metered about 2.8 million gallons but only billed about 2.6 million gallons, causing a 159,300-gallon loss. Howell said he believes that number will decrease as the town continues to make improvements to its system.

In other business, officials began planning for the town's annual surplus auction May 5.