Sewer work begins this week

Published 9:26 am Tuesday, February 15, 2011

AHOSKIE – The next step in providing services to the newly annexed areas of Ahoskie begins this week.

Work is expected to begin on installing sewer lines to businesses and residences in four areas – Colonial Acres, NC 561 East (Harrellsville Highway), NC 42 West and the Ahoskie-Cofield Road. They were part of Ahoskie’s most recent annexation. Water service has already been installed in those areas.

According to Ahoskie Public Works Director Kirk Rogers, the work on installing the gravity lines, forced main lines and pump stations is expected to get underway on Thursday. The contract was awarded to Ralph Hodge Construction of Wilson.

“They’ll start moving in equipment on Wednesday,” Rogers said. “Work will be done immediately in all four areas, but I’m expecting that most of the work early on in the process will focus on Colonial Acres since that is the largest residential area of the four annexed areas.”

The work will at some point require the property owners to hook into the sewer lines. Rogers said those property owners will be advised at a later date of when that connection needs to occur.

Pump stations to serve the annexed areas will be built at Colonial Acres, along 561 East and on Willoughby Road off  the Ahoskie-Cofield Road.

If problems occur at or near your home during this work, call the Town Hall at 332-5146.

Last week, Town of Ahoskie officials received the final green light from the Local Government Commission (LGC) to proceed with the sewer work. The LGC approved Ahoskie’s application to move forward with a resolution that authorized the issuance and sale of Water and Sewer System Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes in the amount of $1,873,000. Once the LGC notified the town of their decision, the Ahoskie Town Council approved those financial documents.

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