Six weeks after the chairman of the Barrow County Water & Sewerage Authority recommended a 77-percent hike in the county’s wholesale water rate, there are strong indications that an increase of that magnitude will not occur. At an Oct. 24 meeting requested by the county’s mayors, Winder Mayor David Maynard presented a study showing that the current rate of $1.60 per 1,000 gallons already covers the county’s full cost of wholesale water operations. Said Maynard: “The total cost at 2.3 million gallons a day is $1.55 per 1,000 gallons. Not to get into what future rates would be, this is what you are spending on water. So you are covered at $1.60.”
For the full story, see the Oct. 31 issue of the Barrow Journal.