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1 dead in early-morning fire at Evans retirement community

...emergency medical personnel for treatment a safe distance from the building.Columbia County Water Utility Director Billy Clayton said his department responded early Tuesday morning to push more water to the Evans area so firefighters would have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-02/1-dead-early-morning-fire-ev
Washington Road leak closes lanes into night

...repair the leak. "That pipe was put in back when Wood bridge was built," Columbia County Water Utility Director Billy Clayton said. "Luckily, all that pipe gets gone with the (upcoming) road construction."Traffic was narrowed to two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-02/washington-road-leak-closes-
Officials postpone decision on water

Mother Nature can be such a tease. Billy Clayton, Columbia County's Water and Sewer Services director, has seen the rains before, the rising lake levels before, the complacency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/07/met_374904.shtml
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Water conservation plan will continue in county

...Committee agreed Thursday night to continue the county's water conservation plan. Columbia County Water Works Director Billy Clayton said at the committee's meeting that changing the plan during the high temperatures and lack of rain would be "an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/18/met_295966.shtml
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Thurmond Lake's water called 'almost too clean'

...is also one of the cleanest. "Believe it or not, it's almost too clean, if there is such a thing," said Billy Clayton, director of water utilities for Columbia County, which uses the 70,000-acre lake as a drinking water source...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/02/met_529581.shtml
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Testing continues on school's water

...water was off limits when the school opened Wednesday. Water use was again restricted Thursday as testing continued. Billy Clayton, the county's Water-Sewer Department director, said a third test completed Thursday should showwhether the water...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/08/met_383505.shtml
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Late stormwater fees can come out of wages

...collect on delinquent stormwater utility fee accounts, after commissioners recently approved a new collection policy. Billy Clayton, the county's waterworks director, said the measure would likely be used in cases involving large sums long overdue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/14/met_85246.shtml
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County to sell bonds for water projects

...estimated $20 million in revenue bonds to fund improvements to the water and sewer system during the next 20 years. Billy Clayton, director of the county's Water and Sewer Services Department, said the bonds will help residents in the future...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/22/met_264169.shtml
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Officials make do in wake of virus

...Debbie Robertson's staff couldn't retrieve certain property documents without a parcel number. And out of habit, Billy Clayton typed every so often on his computer to no avail. In Columbia County on Tuesday, government operations were set back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/04/met_424267.shtml
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County suggests shipping sludge

...Jefferson County and applied as fertilizer under a proposal to be sent to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division. Billy Clayton, the county's water and sewer director, said the sludge - a byproduct of the sewage-treatment process - now is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/28/met_386571.shtml
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