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Years Old Sewage Issue Stinking Up Woman's Yard

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Tryon, N.C. -

Even on a dry, sunny day, Eunice Whitmire stomps her feet before heading inside. It's mainly because she doesn't trust her yard. She says during a heavy rain, it floods with sewer water.

"You see water," said Eunice. "You see tissue. It smells like sewage."

Eunice says she's been dealing with sewage overflow in her yard for 14 years, as long as she's lived in her Tryon home.

The town has tried several fixes over the years, including sealing off the manhole in her yard. She says that just caused it to creep into her house.

The town then put in a backflow preventer to ease the overflow. Eunice said the first backflow didn't work, so the town put in a second one this month.

Town leaders tell us Eunice lives in a flood plain and the sewer lines are about 100 years old.

Commissioner Roy Miller met us at her house. He thinks the best option is moving her to a new home.

"The hold up in moving her is that we can't get a consensus on the council," said Miller.

The town was also recently awarded grant money to put in a larger sewer line from her house to the plant, with work expected to start this summer.

Interim Town Manager Joey Davis says council must now decide whether to move her or rely on the replacement project to do the trick.

"We want to make sure that we've got our ducks in a row so that everybody's moving forward together. But everybody's moving forward in the right, proper, legal ways," said Davis.

Eunice is glad to hear there's an end in sight, but says she believe it when she sees it.

"They've been promised so much and I haven't gotten anything," said Eunice.

We also spoke with other town commissioners and Mayor Alan Peoples. They were planning to discuss the issue at Tuesday night's commission meeting and expect to make a decision in the next month or so.

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