The Barrow County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to a $3 million extension of sewer service to the City of Auburn.
Under a new intergovernmental agreement, the county and city governments will build five sewer projects totaling $3 million in costs over the next three years. All of the projects are contingent on the ability to get financing.
Currently, the City of Auburn has very limited public sewer service that is available only to commercial users.
The agreement is the outgrowth of mediation talks held in conjunction with a BOC lawsuit over Auburn’s 2006 annexation of 17 county properties that are within the city limits. Under the agreement, the county agreed to the annexation of Auburn Station and Auburn agreed to maintain county roads that meander into the city until the end of the current SPLOST term.