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Closing Early November 5, 2018

October 30, 2018 – The Authority’s office on 2nd Street in Jackson will close at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018 due to a planned power outage by the City of  Jackson.  We will reopen on Tuesday, November 6th at 8:00 a.m.

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What Kind of Water Should You Drink?

July 29, 2018 – Check out this balanced report on the options for drinking water done by National Public Radio.  Their end recommendation?  Drink tap water!  Read the article

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New Budget Includes Rate Increase

July 11, 2018 – The Authority’s board of directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2019 budget that includes $4,358,800 in projected income, $2,763,400 in operational expenses, $2,762,000 in capital expenditures, and $467,400 in debt service.  The budget includes an increase of fifty-cents per 1000 gallons of water for regular customers, changing the cost of water from $5.00 per […]

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Water Main Break Hwy. 42N

May 9, 2018 4:30 p.m.- We have a water main break on Georgia Highway 42N near Walter Moore Road due to gas line installation. About 10 customers on Hwy. 42 and Walter Moore Road will be out of water for the next few hours. We repaired it earlier today, and it just blew out again. […]

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Grant for Litter Trap Approved

March 2, 2018 – The Authority learned today that our application for a $75,000 Seed Grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has been approved.  As a member of the Middle Ocmulgee Water Council  the Authority is eligible to apply for projects that will benefit our local watershed.  In this collaborative project, the Authority is […]

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Butts County Now in Non-Drought Status

September 7, 2017 – Richard E. Dunn, Director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), has changed Butts County’s Drought Response Level from “Level 1” to “Non-Drought”.  Although EPD is easing the outdoor water use restrictions that were implemented during the most recent drought response declaration, Georgians must continue to follow the year-round non-drought outdoor […]

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Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Adopted

June 13, 2017 – The Authority’s board of directors adopted its annual budget for the year that begins July 1, 2017. The budget projects $4,167,200 in total revenues, $2,683,868 in operating expenses, $2,692,000 in capital expenditures, and $542,900 in debt service payments.  Two major capital projects include water main extensions on roughly nine miles of roadway […]

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Still in Level 1 Drought

May 23, 2017 – Through a phone conference call today, officials at the Georgia Environmental Protection Division confirmed that Butts County will remain in a Level 1 Drought Declaration status for the next quarter.  This schedule allows for outdoor water use between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. only.  This is the same schedule that is allowed […]

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Hay for Sale

April 19, 2017 – We’ve just completed our first 2017 cutting of hay at the Bucksnort Ranch Land Application Facility.  For the next  day or so, square bales are just $4 if you pick them up in the field.  They will be $5 per bale once stored in the barn.  Call 770-775-0042 for more information.

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Engineering for New Water Mains Approved

April 11, 2017 – The Authority’s board of directors approved proceeding with engineering for water mains on the following roads:  Bob Thomas Road, Moore Road, Red Berry Road, Bucksnort Road (part), and Fenner Road.  Also approved was engineering to tie in Dub Walker Road to the West Butts Transmission Main. Design has recently been completed […]

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