Madison County’s first commercial sewer system is expected to finally be complete by mid-April, but it may be a few months before the system is utilized.
Industrial authority utility director Steve Shaw told the IDA board recently that the Hull-Sanford system is now about 90 percent complete.
“We’re getting close,” Shaw said.
IDA director Marvin White said a ribbon cutting for the new sewer system will likely beheld in late April. Ingles supermarket will be the sewer system’s first customer and White said it might be several months before Ingles is ready to connect.
The sewer system has been delayed for months by bad weather, engineering problems and other issues.
In other business, Shaw reported that 680 county water customers used 3.3 million gallons of water in February, down slightly from January’s usage.
White said the first phase of the Harrison water system has been completed, with all water lines for that phase installed. Water for the lines is being supplied by the city of Royston.
The board also discussed establishing a water line connection with Danielsville on Hwy. 98 West. White said Danielsville firefighters would like to see the two systems connected to improve water flow for fire emergencies.
“This would certainly be a benefit to the citizens of Danielsville and the surrounding area,” White said.
He told the authority that he will present cost estimates on the project at next month’s IDA meeting. An agreement will also have to be worked out with the city, White said.
In another matter, the IDA is continuing to await approval from the Safe Dams division of the EPD to replace a rusted drainage pipe in Seagraves Mill Lake.
“We want to do what we need to make the dam safe before we fill the lake back to full pool,” White said. The IDA hopes to utilize the lake as a future water source.
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