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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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Preventing and Responsing to Frozen Pipes

January 6, 2014 – With record setting cold weather in the forecast for the next couple of days, 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 [...]

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Sewer Completion – GA Hwy. 16 West of I-75

November 13, 2013 – Crews are currently completing the gravity sewer project on GA Hwy. 16 running east of Interstate 75 to Wallace Road.  This line is important for economic development at the I-75/GA Hwy. 16 interchange and will in service in early 2014. The project was funded in 2011 by a OneGeorgia Equity grant.  The [...]

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Water Main Extensions

November 13, 2013 – The Authority’s construction crew has just completed a water main running the length of Tom Goddard Road and on Nathan Thaxton Road from Tom Goddard Road to Brooks Road. Water mains for the rest of Nathan Thaxton Road, Brownlee Road, and East Ball Road are currently under design with construction to begin [...]

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