The Feb. 19 meeting began with an update of the county’s relationship with the Macon Water Authority in regard to flumes and contracts and the Masseyville well.
County Administrator Mike Underwood explained that Jones County entered into an agreement with the MWA years ago to treat sewage from the southern part of the county. Jones County collected the fees and forwarded the money to the MWA. The county was responsible for all repairs and maintenance of the lines and lift stations.
Underwood and water superintendent Freddie Wiggins, on behalf of the commissioners, are negotiating with the water authority to meter the waste water and pay for what is treated in the same manner as with River North, with the idea of at least making enough money to pay for expenses.
The negotiations have resulted in three possible scenarios, which the commissioners were asked to study and render a future decision. Commissioner Larry Childs asked the board to make the installations of flumes a priority to help the county save money by monitoring the intake of sewage going into the MWA system.
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