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WB Leaders talk sewer and water problems

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The Board of Alderman held a budget workshop Wednesday to take a closer look at its sewer and water fund. The Board of Alderman held a budget workshop Wednesday to take a closer look at its sewer and water fund.
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) -

Wrightsville Beach leaders are exploring options to deal with what the town manager is calling "a serious problem."

The Board of Alderman held a budget workshop Wednesday to take a closer look at its sewer and water fund.

Town Manager, Tim Owens said the town needs to come up with a plan to bring in more quality water.

Owens said the town needs to act quickly before the sewer/water system gets overwhelmed.

Dr. Richard Spruill and Jay Holly from Groundwater Management Association presented information on long term needs to the board.

No action was taken Wednesday. The town will now begin the process of exploring options for funding and viability.

Options include a possible rate increase for residents.

Owens said the town will also approach officials at CFPUA about purchasing water.

Wrightsville Beach currently has $1.4 million in its general fund for capital improvements.

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