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Boil Water Advisory for Old Bethel Road Area Lifted

December 31, 2015 – The Boil Water Advisory for the Old Bethel Road area has been lifted as of 6:50 p.m. on December 31, 2015.  Bacteriological sampling has been completed and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has approved  cancellation of the advisory. The Butts County Water Authority’s main line on Old Bethel Road was struck […]

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Geocoding of Hydrants, Valves, Manholes Continues

November 11, 2015 –  Karsten Gotel, the Authority’s data collection technician, is moving throughout Butts County to collect geographic points for hydrants, valves, and manholes.   With the GPS unit, he’s able to link up with a series of satellites and a fixed base station to pinpoint these features with an accuracy of less than a foot.  This data will […]

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Aeration Considered to Reduce Disinfection By-products

October 20, 2015 – The Authority is considering using aeration in ground storage tanks to remove and reduce disinfection by-products in finished water.  With aeration, water is simply sprayed into the air in very fine droplets that allow volatile compounds to escape to atmosphere. Pilot testing will be carried out by a team of engineering students from the University of […]

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Testing of New Water Treatment Process Underway

September 8, 2015 – In August, the Authority carried out pilot testing of a new chemical feed process that uses a lime slurry and carbon dioxide to adjust pH and boost alkalinity in drinking water.  The finished product is more stable and less likely to corrode piping.  A side benefit may be a reduction in […]

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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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