Corinth assessing sewer system

By The Associated Press

CORINTH — The city of Corinth is undertaking an assessment of its drainage and the sewer system in the city.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday approved applying for an Appalachian Regional Commission grant to help fund the assessment. Other funding sources are also being sought.

Mayor Tommy Irwin tells The Daily Corinthian that in some areas of the city, the drainage and sewer infrastructure is about as bad as it can be.

He says it will likely take 18 months to complete a thorough study identifying weaknesses in the drainage system and the sewer system.

Irwin says that 60 percent of Corinth’s sewer system is 100 years old. He says it can no longer be fixed and must be rebuilt.