The latest water project for the Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority (IDA) is almost complete.
Utility director Steve Shaw told the IDA Aug. 15 that “all pipe work has been completed” on the Hwy. 98, Neese-Commerce Road and Hwy. 29 South project. He said water tests showed the presence of coliform bacteria during a recent water test, so the lines will need to be re-sterilized and a pressure test performed before they are operational. He said the re-testing should take place this week.
Shaw said there should be some Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) funds left over from this project, which the IDA plans to use to complete 12,000-feet of water line in the Spratlin Mill – Piedmont Road area.