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Court Ruling Holds Attempted November 2017 Transaction Unlawful

4/29/2019 1:07:05 PM

On Monday, April 22nd, 2019, North Carolina Superior Court Judge Charles Henry issued his decision in the case involving the attempted transfer of the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO assets and debts to the Town of Belville in November of 2017.  The ruling held that the attempted transaction was unlawful and that H2GO is entitled to the return of its assets. 

We have always known that North Carolina law would not abide a transaction such as this.  You simply cannot give away a unit of government because you don’t like the results of an election.  We are very pleased that the Court reached the same conclusion and found the contested transaction to be null and void.  

We are also pleased that the Court determined that H2GO is the rightful and lawful owner of the 56+ million dollars of assets  at issue in this litigation. It is our hope that Belville will return these assets as soon as possible without the need for further Court action.

As H2GO Executive Director Bob Walker testified and is noted in the Court’s Order, H2GO has always provided its customers with water that
meets or exceeds all applicable state and federal water quality standards.  

The H2GO Board of Commissioners thanks the Court for its ruling and looks forward to putting this matter behind them and governing H2GO without being further distracted by this litigation.  

Brian Edes, litigation counsel for H2GO

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