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It’s a Busy Summer

August 11, 2015 – Work is progressing on a wide variety of projects this summer.  Water main is being installed on Brownlee Road by the Authority’s crew.  A new line is being engineered for Bertha M. White Road and will be installed as a part of the Brownlee project.  Painters are working to complete the […]

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$6 Million Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Approved

June 9, 2015 –  The Water Authority approved its budget for the year beginning July 1, 2015.  The budget includes approximately $3 million in capital improvements and $3 million in operations. Water and sewer rates remain unchanged.  Major projects set for the year include completion of the West Butts elevated water storage tank, emergency water supply […]

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New Crop Hay Available

May 12, 2015 – The Authority has set its 2015 pricing on hay from the Bucksnort Ranch Land Application System.  Square bales will be sold at $5 in the barn, or $4 when picked up directly from the field.   4 x 5 round bales will sell for $35.  Currently, approximately 300 square bales in the […]

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Tank Logos Selected

  April 14 2015 – The Authority has decided to use a stylized rendition of  “Welcome to Beautiful Butts County” along with its water drop logo on the new elevated water tank being built at Interstate 75 and Colwell Road.  This is the same logo used on the Authority’s existing tank on Georgia Highway 16 […]

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West Butts Tank Rises

March 11, 2015 – A new elevated water storage tank has been installed at Colwell Road near Interstate 75.  Iron work began on the tank on in late January and has just been completed.  A painting  crew will arrive soon to paint the tank inside and out.  The project should be completed and the tank […]

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Generator Grant Approved!

March 11, 2015 – The Authority has received approval for a grant of $986,860 to install emergency power generators that will allow the system to continue to treat and pump water to all customers during a major power outage.  The grant is provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency […]

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Proposed End to Sales Tax on Fuel Will Hurt Butts County

March 11, 2015 Update – A revised State Transportation Funding Bill (HB 170) passed the Georgia House of Representatives on March 5, 2015.  Our local representatives, Susan Holmes and Andy Welch, voted against the bill.  As passed, the bill will allow Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales […]

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Preventing and Responding to Frozen Pipes

January 7, 2015 – With extreme cold weather in the forecast, water users may want to take some last-minute  actions to reduce the likelihood of frozen water pipes:                       Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of […]

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Generator Grant Sought

November 11, 2014 – The Authority has been given the go-ahead by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to make a final application for $1.1 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant funding for emergency generators for the Burford water treatment plant and Highway 36 booster pumping station.  This would allow the system to continue to treat and […]

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Connection Fees Reduced

September 9, 2014 – After several months of study, the Authority’s Board of Directors voted to modify connection fees for both water and sewer.  The net new cost for a standard 3/4″ water service has been reduced from $1325 to $1100.  The cost for a standard sewer service has been reduced from $3275 to $1200.  The […]

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