County could partner with Senoia on sewer

Thu, 03/29/2007 - 2:35pm
By: John Thompson

Coweta County and the city of Senoia are working on a deal that could provide the county with some leverage for sewer capacity on the southeastern portion of the county.

County administrator Theron Gay said the county is having ongoing talks with the city about having a possible ownership stake in the city’s new higher capacity sewer treatment plant.

In February, Senoia officials were looking to complete a deal between the city, Reese Developers and Coweta County that would allocate up to 1 million gallons of sewer capacity to Coweta County.

Since Reese’s McIntosh Village proposal is in the unincorporated county, Coweta County would be a sewer customer of Senoia and allocate the majority of the capacity to Reese.

Senoia is seeking to build the new wastewater treatment plant off Chestlehurst Road, and if negotiations are successful, would petition the EPD for up to a 4 million-gallon treatment facility that would empty into Line Creek below the planned Lake McIntosh.

But now, Gay said, there is interest in the county having partial ownership of the plant.

“There’s only going to be one permit for discharge into Line Creek and we would like to be a part of that. We know we have the McIntosh Village development that needs sewer,” he said.

But any deal with the county and city is dependent on the capacity that EPD grants to Senoia. City administrator Richard Ferry told the City Council that they expected to hear from the EPD by June, so all discussions are really on hold until the plant’s capacity is determined.

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