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Pumper trucks on standby at Lake Waccamaw

Posted on: 09.13.2018 at 11:47 a.m.

Trucks are standing by to relieve some of the pressure on Lake Waccamaw’s wastewater system if Florence’s rains become a problem.

“In the past the system was pumped out before a storm like this,” said Town Manager Gordon Hargrove. “Since it has been dry, the system can handle some extra flow, but we are prepared to pump as much as we can if we need to.”

Hargrove – who was hired last month – said the town public works crews have cleaned and cleared ditches, checked and double-checked systems, and are ready “as we can be.

“This is a great staff,” he said. “They’ve done this before.”

The slightly lower lake levels will help with some runoff, Hargrove said. At the same time, the anticipated historic rainfall amounts could cause problems.

“We have done all we can do,” he said. “Now we just have to wait and see what happens. We’ll be here if our citizens need us.”


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