Tyrone seeks sewage deal with PTC

Thu, 08/02/2007 - 3:17pm
By: John Munford

Town wants to send 500K gallons a day for treatment

Tyrone officials have made a request to hook up to Peachtree City’s sewer system for the treatment of up to 500,000 gallons a day of sewage, according to Larry Turner, general manager of the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority.

Currently Tyrone links with the city of Fairburn for sewer service. But Fairburn officials have told Tyrone the current capacity of 250,000 gallons a day won’t be increased in the future.

The proposal will be discussed at a WASA meeting Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

Turner said WASA has been having discussions with Tyrone officials on the matter. He noted that with the extension of sewer service into Peachtree City’s newly-annexed West Village area, it could be more cost-effective to increase the size of those pipes to handle the necessary capacity for Tyrone.

One of the new West Village subdivisions will abut the Tyrone city limits.

The Peachtree City Council will have the final say on whether or not Tyrone would be allowed to hook up to the WASA sewer system.

If a deal is approved, Tyrone would have to pay all the infrastructure costs associated with reaching the system, Turner said.

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