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Siler City Votes to Speed Up Building Pipeline

Posted November 6, 2007 1:05 a.m. EST

— The Siler City town council voted Monday night to spend $1 million to speed up a construction of a water pipeline to Sanford.

The pipeline will be capable of pumping 1 million gallons of water a day, which has been hard hit by the statewide drought. The extra funding means the project will be completed in the next 60 days, rather than next summer.

Town leaders decided to fund the project although rains in late October nearly doubled the town's supply in the Tar River Reservoir.

Before the rains, the town had only a 65-day supply, but the Rocky River Reservoir rose 11.5 feet, increasing its storage capacity to 120 days.