Coweta’s new sewer line now operational

by Sarah Fay Campbell

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The new sewer line serving Poplar Road Elementary School and East Coweta High School is now operational.

The line was built by the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority, and the Coweta County School System funded the project.

The school system will be able to recoup some of its investment when other customers connect to the system. Under Coweta County regulations, sewer service is only available for commercial and industrial customers.

“They are online now, they are up and running,” said Rusty Russell, project manager, at Wednesday’s authority meeting.

“There are a few small things we have to do but they are up and running.” Russell said that one commercial customer in the area has already signed up for service, and several have expressed interest.

The authority has sent the school system an invoice for approximately $1.8 million, said Jay Boren, authority CEO. That includes the construction costs and sewer capacity fee.

With the schools on public sewer, the property that was used for the septic tank drain fields and back-up drain fields can be used for other purposes.

In other meeting business:

• There were very few problems with frozen lines during the ice storm in mid-February, but the authority did have to take action because of power outages.

“We had to move some generators around” in order to serve pump and lift stations, Russell said.



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