Filter hikes cost for water project

Thu, 11/20/2008 - 3:48pm
By: John Munford

Requirement added by EPD

Senoia will have to pay an unexpected $57,344 on the new well and water tower system being installed to improve the city’s water production capacity.

The additional funds were needed because the Georgia Environmental Protection Division is requiring the use of a different filter than originally planned for the facility, said City Manager Richard Ferry.

Ironically EPD initially approved the city’s plans for the project without asking for the upgrade, but the new filter requirement was instituted when the city’s water permit came up for review, he added.

The additional cost will likely be added to the city’s financing for the project which is through the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, which provides low interest loans to cities to improve infrastructure.

The $895,000 project includes a 500,000 gallon elevated water tank and also associated 12 and eight inch water lines, valves and fire hydrants.

Once it goes online the project will allow the city to significantly reduce its reliance on purchasing water from the Coweta County water system, Ferry said.

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