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Application deadline extended

JACKSON – The deadline for users to sign up for Northampton County’s Phase Six water expansion project has been extended to Aug. 1.

The original deadline was scheduled for May 15 but was extended due to delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The utility user agreement was first approved by the commissioners at a meeting held earlier this year. That approval was another step forward in the process to expand the county water system to homes which do not yet have access.

Public Works Director Kirk Rogers explained at the February meeting that Phase Six will provide water to approximately 200 more homes. The tap fee for users who want to sign up is $75, which is half of the original fee suggested by USDA.

The roads covered in this phase of the project are mostly located in the eastern part of the county near Conway, Severn, and Pendleton.

Due to the pandemic, all Northampton County offices are closed to the public until further notice, but the utility user agreement application can be downloaded from the county website under the Public Works Department section. The application and fee, which can be paid by check or money order, can be mailed to Northampton County Public Works, P.O. Box 68, Jackson, NC 27845.

For more information, call Rogers at 252-534-6341 ext. 5.