BY CHRIS BRIDGES
Barrow County School officials are set to move forward with the use of a private sewer system for the newest middle school, which will be constructed on Mulberry Road.
Assistant superintendent for facilities Jake Grant told superintendent Ron Saunders and board of education officials on Tuesday night that while nothing is “concrete yet,” it appears a private sewer will be the way to go.
“We are getting closer to making it work,” Grant said.
The assistant superintendent visited the location for the proposed new middle school last week and believes the installation of a private sewer system will work. The Barrow County School System has been unable to reach an agreement with Barrow County government officials on how to split the cost of using hooking on to the county system since it would have to be extended to the area.
“We need to get a letter of approval from the EPD to make it a viable option,” Grant said. “If we are going to begin construction this year, we need to go ahead and get this letter within 30 days.”
Board member Mark Still asked Grant if a private system is installed if someone could eventually pay to hook on to it.
Grant said it would be possible although the private system would not be able to service a subdivision.