A project engineer is reviewing fixing problems at the town’s wastewater treatment plant.
NC Water Quality Control authorities at the regional office in Washington offered alternatives to town officials, who say they lack the funds to complete the overhaul.
The plant work is now expected to cost $2 million more than the $5.5 million grant the town received to complete it.
Town Manager Jammie Royall and plant supervisor Glenn Holland met with NCWQC. Royall opted not to discuss the alternatives suggested to repair or replace interior equipment at the plant until the engineer reviews the situation.
“Things are looking good and we are on the right track,” Royall said. “Now, once the engineer goes over it all we will move forward from there.”