In June, 2006, Pitt County and Mid-East Resource Conservation and Development applied for a Water Resources Development grant to assist residents living in Emorywood Subdivision.
This subdivision has experienced septic failures due to a high water table, which is compounded by clogged drainage outlets. The grant sought to improve the outlet ditch and lower the water table in the subdivision to provide relief to the property owners.
Location & Area
The site is located on U.S. Highway 13, west of its intersection with Idlewild Drive between Greenville and Farmville. The site is bounded on the northeast by existing residential homes, on the southeast by Gum Swamp Canal, on the southwest by an agricultural field owned by Hubert W Garris and wife, Jean J. Garris, and on the northwest by U.S. Highway 13.
- The grant was awarded in October 2006.
- In January 2008, survey work began on the property. The purpose of the surveying was to identify the shared property line of Emorywood Subdivision and the Garris property and to establish the existing elevations along the ditch.