The Madison County Industrial Development Authority agreed May 17 to pay for installation of a water connection valve between the county water system and the city of Danielsville on Hwy. 98 West at the county farm.
The cost of the connection is estimated at $33,000. The valve will be metered each way to keep up with water usage from either entity.
Danielsville mayor Philip Croya, who was at the IDA meeting, said the city council would be agreeable to the connection.
“I think the city and the county should be able to work together,” Croya said.
Danielsville fire chief Marc Perry said the connection will give both the city and the county access to additional water in case of a fire, or other emergency, or when one of the water tanks needs cleaning.
“It’s a win-win all the way around,” said county chairman Anthony Dove, an ex-officio member of the IDA board.
IDA attorney Victor Johnson, who also serves as Danielsville’s attorney, said he will prepare an agreement to present to the city at their May business meeting.
In other business, utility director Steve Shaw said 704 water customers were billed in April, with 4.36 million gallons being used.
Shaw said work on the sewer system is complete except for a few items that need correcting before the EPD issues a permit.
The IDA agreed to a change order for Griffin Brothers for work on Seagraves Mill Lake dam. Executive director Marvin White said work crews discovered that the pipe through the dam is rusted and must be replaced, at a cost of approximately $90,000.
“We didn’t know we needed it until we got in there,” White said.