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      Columbia voters approve sewer bond issue

      By a wide margin, Columbia voters approved a $32.3 million sewer bond issue.

      The issue passed with almost 80 percent of the vote.

      Proposition 1 will pay to maintain the existing sewer system, extend some lines and improve the wastewater treatment plant.

      A group promoting the passage of the issue says sewer bills will go up by about $3.00 per month over the next five years.

      Only eight percent of voters came to the polls Tuesday.