- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A Columbus city utility is considering plans to bring sewer service to an area just south of the city limits.

The Commercial Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1fFf5Li ) that the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has set a March 20 public hearing on the plan for Columbus Light and Water to extend its lines.

Lowndes County Supervisor Jeff Smith says if the project gains enough support, the county could apply to the state for federal community development money.

Golden Triangle Planning and Development District planner George Crawford says that septic systems have trouble in part because water doesn’t drain well from the low-lying residential area.

Smith says the county has previously helped the utility improve other areas outside the city. He says the utility would provide matching money for the grant.

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, http://www.cdispatch.com

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