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New Rules Would Require Indoor Plumbing In Edgecombe County

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EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — The Edgecombe County Planning Board received new minimum housing codes Monday. New rules would require indoor plumbing for every house in the county.

If the new housing code passes, it would effect about 300 homes in Edgecombe County.

Census numbers show an estimated 13,000 homes in North Carolina lack indoor plumbing. That is 20,000 fewer homes than just 10 years ago.

Homes in Alaska, New Mexico and Maine are most likely to have outhouses, according to the census.