Commissioner Larry Childs, who is also the chair of the Board of Commissioners’ water committee, led the Oct. 29 meeting held at Fire Station Eight. He explained the route and possible time frame for the waterlines.
Childs said the plan has been before the water committee and the next step is taking it to the full board. He said, if approved, work could start on the first phase, which is running water down Gray Highway toward Macon.
He emphasized, however, the need for the renewal of the county’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
“If the SPLOST is approved, construction can start. If it isn’t approved, this isn’t going to happen. It’s that simple,” Childs stated.
The best-case scenario is construction in the Gray Highway line will begin in the next year to year and a half. He said, at this time, the water system has no firm plans for the future, and that is where the discussion is leading.