The Barrow County Water and Sewerage Authority at a called meeting Aug. 2 did not vote, as expected, on a recommended wholesale water rate. With 10 municipal officials from three cities in the audience, the WSA voted instead to authorize chairman Stan Coley, vice-chairman Ron Beacham, and secretary Barbara Garland to “correct where necessary” information regarding the justification of the new rate and to prepare recommendations that will be presented to the Barrow County Board of Commissioners in September. The municipal officials attended the meeting after learning that the WSA last week had come to a consensus to raise the rate from the current $1.60 per 1,000 gallons to $3.00 per 1,000 gallons. Coley pointed out that the WSA had been asked to recommend a rate, but the BOC would make the final decision.
To read the full story about the meeting, read the Aug. 8 edition of the Barrow Journal.