Neighbors upset over leaking water

Neighbors upset over leaking water

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by RICHARD DEVAYNE / NewsChannel 36
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Posted on September 20, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 20 at 8:58 PM

MINT HILL, N.C. -- For neighbors in the Wilgrove neighborhood of Mint Hill, a leak from one of their neighbor's yards has been a constant and unwelcome sight for the past four weeks on Kirk Caldy Lane.

Thomasena Ferguson said she has looked at the small but steady flow of water across the street from her house and wondered why it's taking so long to fix the problem. 

"It definitely been longer than three weeks," said Ferguson.

Enough has leaked to allow for more than 67 baths for an average family. 

During NewsChannel 36's interview with Ferguson, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities crew pulled into the neighborhood.

A spokesperson for CMU said based on budget cuts, they are not able to get to every water problem right away.
CMU has to prioritize what areas it will handle first. 

"We have enough pipelines to run from here to Alaska and back," said one CMU worker, "and we would fix things like sewer spills first and then main line leaks." 

The representative went on to say other problems like leaks that damage property and other types of water problems would also take priority over the one on Kirk Clady Lane. 

 

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