Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority Executive Director Marvin White issued the following report to county commissioners June 25.
“Cooper Road/Russell Drive — Atlanta Paving Company plans to begin shortly after the Fourth of July on basing and paving on this project. They have 45 days to complete the project. They say it will only take about two weeks to complete. We hope in the next monthly report we can report this project as completed.
“The Blacks Creek Church Road area that the City of Commerce has been serving water has been taken over by Madison County Water. The transition has gone smoothly. We have some new requests for water in the area.
“There are requests for water all over Madison County. There seems to be wells failing all over the area. We are installing taps and meters throughout the county where we have water available.
“The Virginia Lane extension is complete and customers are connecting to Madison County. We have taps and meters for eight customers who signed up for service.
“Phil (Munro) is continuing to work on the Hwy. 29 extension. We hope to have the plans completed soon.
“The draft copy of the South Madison County Commercial Brochure was given to the Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee at the June meeting for their review and input. We hope to get all the suggestions for changes by the July meeting to finalize this for printing.
“The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has been working/supporting the Connect Georgia T-SPLOST in the 11 regions outside the Atlanta Region. This will certainly be a boost for Madison County if the region passes it. The 25 percent local part for Madison County is projected to be $15,599,410 over 10 years. You can go online at 222.connectgeorgia2012.com for information on this. The Northeast Georgia Region revenue projection is $987,987,352 and 26,676 jobs over 10 years.”
The reason most of those wells are probably failing is because they were probably drilled or bored by unscrupulous business owners who provide well drilling services and don't always tell the truth.Shop around and demand that you get some guarantees and a good warranty. I know some people who have been flat out lied to by some of these companies who I should mention but wont .Sold cheap pumps and equipment and having the well drilled to shallow in an attempt to defraud the unsuspecting customer for a quick buck . All the while charging as much as it should have cost to get the well drilled to depths that would be deep enough to be trouble free during times of drought .
Do your homework and buyer beware .
07/07/12 at 11:17 AM
How would one go about ensuring that they don't get ripped off? When my sister's well was drilled near Amicolola Falls, we both stood there and counted the number of pipe sections so we could figure the number of feet. They used all on the truck for 585 feet. We also witnessed the water flow as they tested that. As to a cheap pump, we couldn't know how to judge that.
Too bad capitalism creates competition that encourges cheapness in order to profit. Because of that, we have to spend money to have government regulate everything everybody does. There's not enough money to completely and effectively do that. So we just get ripped off and then spend money to fix the ripoff and probably get ripped off again. Depressing.