Council looks at sewer project

The increase Greenwood residents are  paying in their sewer bill each month is adding up, and now Greenwood is preparing to spend more than $7 million on projects.

The city council is considering borrowing $7.6 million to replace some of the oldest sewer lines in the city, which are downtown in the Pearl Street area. Replacing those pipes and designing other sewer repairs would cost up to $6.9 million, and the rest would cover any extra expenses that could come up during construction.

The construction project is the city’s first to fix its aging sewer system after raising monthly sewer fees for the second time in two years. In 2012, the city council approved two 10 percent increases.

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