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Commissioners work on MWA contract to take over, improve county sewer system
by Josh Lurie
Oct 11, 2012 | 934 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The intent to take control of the county’s sewer system depends on a contract with the Macon Water Authority that has been in the works for years, but it appears commissioners are one step closer to an agreement.

The first item on last Thursday’s water committee agenda was to review county water rates, but water superintendent Freddie Wiggins asked for the question to be tabled until further investigation.

Water committee chairman Larry Childs asked if a meeting in November would work better, and county administrator Mike Underwood said that would be best with all the information received in the days leading up to the meeting.

Underwood outlined the MWA contract, starting by explaining why the county would want to take control of the system.

“Now all collections are passed on to the MWA except for a 5 percent administration fee,” he said. “We’ve had problems with the Hampton Lakes lift stations, which has cost us a lot of money. Those facilities are not maintained by the MWA.”

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