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Johnston County Gives New Subdivision Flood Relief

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. — Residents of Waverly Point, a two-year-old Smithfield neighborhood in northwest Johnston County, finally could get relief from flooding problems that have plagued the development for months.

The Johnston County Planning Board has given the Son-Lan Development Company six months to repair drainage problems.

The board ruled this week that if repairs are not completed by June 15, Son-Lan will have to cease building in the community.

Homeowners said they are satisfied with the board's decision. The estimated cost of the project is $140,000.

Waverly Point has 164 homes on 246 acres that drain to a single point before emptying into a creek. Residents say they have been plagued by flooding since its construction.

Approval of Phases 4 and 5 of Waverly Point depends on Son-Lan obtaining a performance bond by Dec. 1. The performance bond would guarantee that the necessary work will be completed by June 15.

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