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Mississippi mayor: City needs funding for sewer line repairs

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - The mayor of a Mississippi city says funding is needed to replace sewer lines that are beginning to crumble from old age.

The Greenwood Commonwealth quotes Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams as saying lines need to be relined so they stop caving in. McAdams announced Tuesday at a City Council meeting that a sewer main collapsed late last week on a street.

The director of the city's Watershed Division, Eddie Curry, says there have been two other recent cave-ins. Curry says a contractor has been hired to repair the sewer main that collapsed. McAdams says the whole line needs to be repaired, not just the 10-inch main.

Curry says a line that collapsed in April and caused part of a street to cave in hasn't been repaired yet.

Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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