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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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$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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Boil Water Notice Lifted

August 11, 2016 – A boil water advisory was issued yesterday for the Barnett’s Bridge Road area (including Barnett’s Bridge Road from Harris Road to Barnett’s Bridge, Harris Road, Short Bridge Road, Spring Drive, Tall Pines Drive, Stanfield Road, Fox Driver, Riverview Road, and Garner Road) as a precaution because water pressure dropped below 20 […]

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Boil Water Notice -Barnett’s Bridge Road Area

August 10, 2016 –  The Butts County Water Authority’s main water line on Barnett’s Bridge Road near Harris Road ruptured this morning around 8:00 a.m. This break was caused by a lightning strike. The main break interrupted water service on parts of Barnett’s Bridge Road, Harris Road, Fox Drive, Stanfield Road, Garner Road, Short Bridge […]

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Water Main Break on Barnett’s Bridge Road

August 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – We have a water main break on Barnett’s Bridge Road. Water will be out between Harris Road and Barnett’s Bridge over Jackson Lake for a few hours while it’s being repaired. This will include Fox Drive, Garner Road, Stanfield Road, Short Bridge Road and Spring Drive.

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Rate Adjustment Approved

July 12, 2016 – The Authority’s board of directors approved a new rate schedule that reflects rate changes adopted at the Board’s June 14, 2016 meeting.  For water customers with standard size meters, the minimum bill will rise from $12.50 to $13.00 per month, and the rate per 1000 gallons will rise from $4.75 to […]

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