Search for water in Moore County continues
Randy Gould, Moore County’s New Public Works Director got his feet wet, so to speak, on a visit to neighboring Harnett County in search of water. Randy Gould succeeds Dennis Brobst who served in that important position for 11 years. Gould comes to Moore County from Greenville, where he was a Vice President of Rivers And Associates, an engineering firm he joined in 1990. Gould is a graduate of N-C State and Old Dominion University. The new public works director joined County Manager Cary McSwain and Commissioners Nick Picerno and Larry Caddel on a fact-finding trip. Harnett already supplies Moore County with as two-million gallons of water a day and is preparing to enlarge its system. Meanwhile, Moore is conducting negotiations with the town of Robbins in an effort to broaden access to water sources for an emerging West Moore Water District. The county has offered to purchase the town’s idle and rusting water and wastewater treatment facilities, including a reservoir. A 16-million dollar block grant is available for that purpose. Robbins currently buys its water from Montgomery County.