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Hay for Sale

April 19, 2017 – We’ve just completed our first 2017 cutting of hay at the Bucksnort Ranch Land Application Facility.  For the next  day or so, square bales are just $4 if you pick them up in the field.  They will be $5 per bale once stored in the barn.  Call 770-775-0042 for more information.

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Engineering for New Water Mains Approved

April 11, 2017 – The Authority’s board of directors approved proceeding with engineering for water mains on the following roads:  Bob Thomas Road, Moore Road, Red Berry Road, Bucksnort Road (part), and Fenner Road.  Also approved was engineering to tie in Dub Walker Road to the West Butts Transmission Main. Design has recently been completed […]

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Seed Grant Approved to Study Bromide in River Water

March 23, 2017 – The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has approved a Regional Water Plan Seed Grant for the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology to study sources of bromide in the Ocmulgee River.  The cash grant of $58,699  will be matched by $44,095 in services from the University of Georgia and a $12,420 cash […]

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Outdoor Water Use Restrictions Eased

March 2, 2017 – Butts County has been upgraded from a Level 2 Drought Response to a Level 1 Drought Response by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Restrictions have been eased, but the Level 1 Drought Response declaration requires that local water utilities continue a public information campaign to help citizens better understand drought, its […]

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Drought Surcharge Rates Adopted

December 13, 2016 – The Authority has adopted a Drought Surcharge water rate that will only be implemented if a Level 3 Drought is declared by the State of Georgia.   This was done to comply with the requirements of the Drought Management Rules of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Under the Drought Surcharge rate, regular customers […]

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Drought Restrictions Continue Despite Rain

December 8, 2016 Even though heavy rains have fallen over the last week, Butts County, and much of north central Georgia, is still in an “exceptional drought” according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.    See this link for a detailed map and data:  http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?GA    Citizens are reminded that Butts County still falls under a […]

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Level 2 Drought Declared – Local Supply Still Abundant

November 20, 2016 – Drought conditions across most of Georgia have worsened, with no measurable rain seen locally in almost two months.  Despite the shortage of rainfall, our water system  has an abundant supply in the Ocmulgee River. The Ocmulgee River is currently flowing at 258 cubic feet per second at our raw water intake.  […]

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$1,500,000 Committed to New Water Line Installations

November 8, 2016 – The Authority’s board of directors has committed $1,500,000 to install water on roads that don’t have public water.  At their regular monthly meeting on November 8th, the board reviewed a list of  roads in Butts County that do not have access to the water system.  It was decided that the Authority will work […]

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$500,000 Grant Approved

October 28, 2016 – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has approved a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant under its Employment Incentive Program  to provide water and sewer improvements for the new Dollar General Southeast Distribution facility being constructed on Jackson Road off GA Hwy. 16.  The Authority will use these funds to extend a […]

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EPD Declares Level 1 Drought

September 9, 2016 – Persistent dry conditions have prompted the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to declare a Level 1 Drought Response in 53 counties. A Level 1 Drought Response declaration means local water utilities in the affected counties will be required to begin a public information campaign to help citizens better understand drought, its […]

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