The county sent a 90-day notice by certified mail to the property owners ordering them to connect to the collection system, with a deadline of Jan. 20.
After months of reaching out to residents to make sure they cooperate, Murrell said it is time for the project to be completed.
“Even the commissioners have gone door to door to make them aware that they need to hook up,” he said. “We’ve had a program we put together where we loaned them the money over five years. There’s been a tremendous effort. We just need to finish it up.”
The $826,000 project, which received a $226,000 local match, has put 117 residences in the Darrough Chapel community on sanitary sewers, preventing an average of 450 gallons of sewage from entering Wildcat Creek.
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