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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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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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