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Sewer districts file suit in attempt to halt consolidation

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA)- Several Greenville County special purpose tax districts are suing Greenville County Council in an attempt to stop their consolidation into another special purpose tax sewer district.

According to County Council, a study finds sewer infrastructure in unincorporated areas of Greenville County are in a state of disrepair that’s bad for health, the environment and the county’s growth.

“The study showed that there’s leaks,” said Greenville County Council member Joe Dill. “It’s leaking into the creeks, into the rivers. It’s leaking into people’s yards.”

The issue is how to pay to update it. County Council is considering consolidating several different providers into just one: the Metropolitan Sewer Subdistrict.

There are currently seven special purpose tax districts in the county that provide sewer services, but some districts that could be consolidated are pushing back.