The county is applying for grants and loans to try to take charge ofthe Pleasant Valley water system.
The system, owned by Viola Leister, serves about 50 households, said K. Marlene Conaway, assistant director of the county Planning Department.
The county is taking over ownership of the system at the request of residents and Leister, Conaway said.
The county is applying forstate and federal grants and loans of about $500,000, said Steven D.Powell, director of management and budget.
The county also is looking into whether a central sewer system should be installed in Pleasant Valley, Conaway said.