Newnan Utilities: Water reserves at 100 percent

By ALEX McRAE
alex@newnan.com
As summer approaches Newnan Utilities water reservoirs are at 100 percent capacity, and all departments reported that projects are on schedule and on budget.
The information was presented at Friday’s meeting of the Newnan Water, Sewerage & Light Commission.
In addition to reporting that reservoirs are at full capacity, Director of Water Operations Brandon Lovett said that a required inspection of system leakage resulted in a score of 1.9. A score of 2.0 to 6 is considered “exceptional,” Lovett said. In leakage reports, a lower score indicates better results.
Lovett also reported that the utility would soon host some Coweta fourth-graders at the water treatment plant as part of the students’ water conservation studies program. Inspections have also been finished at the city utility’s waste water treatment plants and all are in “complete compliance.”
Director of Engineering Ed Strong said crews continue to replace water pipes and adjust sewer lines along Pinson Street. The project is on schedule and on budget, according to Strong. The project is expected to be completed by the last week of May or first week of June.
Chief Financial Officer Andy Sharp reported that revenues are on budget for the year and expenses slightly under budget.

Income and cash flow for the year are both up. Sharp said the audit report would be completed within a week and that no adjustments were needed.

Director of Administration Jeff Phillips reported all current projects were on schedule and said NU crews would be installing hanging flower baskets in downtown Newnan in early May. The baskets will be watered all summer by Newnan Utilities crews, continuing a practice that has been in place for several years.



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