“State lawmakers urged Cumberland County officials Wednesday to work on providing water to the entire county in light of the contamination of wells near the Chemours plant just across the Bladen County line.

Rep. Billy Richardson told members of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Liaison Committee that the more he learns about GenX, the more concerned he gets…

Rep. Marvin Lucas said the county needs a water system.

‘We’re the largest county in the state without countywide water,’ he said.

Richardson said he plans to introduce legislation calling for a bond issue to help pay for infrastructure needs such as water and sewer. He said the state should take advantage of low interest rates and the state’s good credit rating.

The state has $1.8 billion in a ‘rainy day fund’ while some Cumberland County schools are using bottled water because of the GenX contamination, Richardson said.”

Read the full article by Steve DeVane.