Columbus Co. commissioners gain waterline; officials discuss legal actions

Posted by Debra Worley - email 
Updated by Lauren Thomson - email

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Town officials in Chadbourn held a closed meeting Tuesday to discuss if legal action is needed for a waterline that was given to Columbus County Commissioners.

Town leaders decided to defend their waterline even if it means taking legal action against Columbus County.  They are currently in the early stages of possibly filing a lawsuit to keep the waterline.

The town has provided water and maintenance for Chadbourn Rural Water for more than 40 years.

In November the association dissolved and members decided to give a waterline, that served 122 people, to commissioners.

Town council members are in the process of trying to get a restraining order that would temporarily stop Chadbourn Rural Water from giving Columbus County commissioners a waterline.

According to officials, losing the waterline will leave them short $60,000 a year.

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