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Proposed End to Sales Tax on Fuel Will Hurt Butts County

February 10, 2015 – The Authority’s board of directors joined with  other local governments and authorities to adopt a joint resolution opposing the removal of local sales tax from motor fuels.  This has been proposed as part of the State Transportation Funding Bill (HB 170), which proposes to raise excise taxes on fuel to fund transportation projects.  […]

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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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New Water Mains Being Installed

August 13, 2014 – The Authority’s crew is installing water mains on Nathan Thaxton Road, Brownlee Road and East Ball Road this year.  Together these roads will form an important trunk line loop system to serve south Butts County.  This is one of the rockiest sections of Butts County, with blasting required in many areas.  Slowly, but surely, […]

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Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Approved

July 8, 2014 – The Authority approved its Fiscal Year 2015 budget at its regular meeting in July.  Overall, income is projected to be $4,818,400 with expenses, including capital outlays, totaling $5,252,500.

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Water and Sewer Rates to Increase by 5%

July 8, 2014 – The Authority’s board of directors approved an across the board increase in water and sewer rates of five-percent.  The new rates will become effective for bills sent out September 1st.  For an average customer using 5,000 gallons of water, the monthly bill will increase from $25.50 to 26.75.  This is the first rate […]

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Water Tank Project Awarded

June 17, 2014 – The Authority awarded Caldwell Tanks the construction contract for a 500,000 gallon elevated water tank that will be located at the intersection of Colwell and Harkness roads.  Caldwell had the low bid of $1,135,000 on the project.  The new tank will provide a second elevated storage tank in the western pressure zone […]

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Sewer Project Awarded

May 13, 2014 – The Authority awarded Crawford Grading and Pipeline a $266,209.90 contract for installation of a lift station at Colwell Road and GA Hwy. 16, along with associated gravity sewer.  This lift station has been designed to receive all wastewater flowing from I-75 to Colwell Road as lines are added to serve the […]

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Gold and Platinum

  April 8, 2014 – All three of the water treatment facilities operated by the Authority have won the coveted Gold Award from the Georgia Association of Water Professions for complete compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and Georgia  operating permit requirements for 2013.  At the Authority’s April board meeting, special recognition was given to Teresa Swan, […]

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