Sewer line to serve EC, Poplar Rd. nears completion

by Sarah Fay Campbell

The new sewer line that will serve Poplar Road Elementary School and East Coweta High School is on pace to be complete in January, said Jay Boren, CEO of the Coweta Water and Sewerage Authority.

The only thing that might hold the project up is a delay in the motors for the pump stations, Boren said.

The line is being funded by the Coweta County School System, and the school system can recoup its investment by selling sewer capacity to owners of commercial and industrial properties along the route of the new sewer line.

As the new sewer line project nears completion, the authority's grant-funded project in East Newnan is about to ramp up. The upgrades to the aging sewer system in the old mill village are being funded by a Community Development Block Grant.

The authority has already expended its local match, primarily on engineering, and has spent about $100,000 of the $500,000 grant so far, Boren said. Construction will begin soon and the project is on track to finish six months early, Boren said.

The authority held its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

At the meeting, authority members heard the report on the fiscal year 2013 audit, which was a clean audit with no findings and no recommendations.

The authority is also looking at moving to a new brand of digital water meter, which will be compatible with the existing digital meters.



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