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Residents vote in support of Herring Creek sewer district

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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Residents and property owners near Angola approved a new public sewer system for their communities. In a July 9 referendum, citizens voted 439-271 to approve a county-operated sewer system for public wastewater service to the communities of Herring Creek Estates, Brandy wood, Pine water Farms and Winding Creek Village.

The district's creation awaits final approval of the Sussex County Council.

The county's engineering department will begin designing the estimated $19 million system to serve the new district and its nearly 800 properties, said John J. Ashman, director of utility planning. Construction should begin by summer 2017 and be completed by fall 2019.

Several residents in the Winding Creek community worked throughout the process to exclude their community from the district.

Copies of the sanitary sewer district map, as well as presentations explaining estimated rates, are available online at, or by calling 855-1299.

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Original Publication Date: July 12, 2016

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