Water restrictions may be lifted Sept. 1

...Meanwhile, the county's director of Water and Sewer Services said enforcement of the even-odd watering ban will...Mr. Clayton said during a Thursday night Water and Sewer Services committee meeting. Committee members agreed to recommend...

Last portion of system to cost county $150,000

...for Columbia County's water and sewer plants will cost nearly $150,000. Members of the county's Water and Sewer Services Committee unanimously approved the low bid on the project from Whitaker Electric on Thursday night. For $148,827...

Management plan receives approval

...Protection Division risk management requirements by July 1. On Thursday night, members of the county's Water and Sewer Services Committee approved a $46,860 contract with Duke Engineering and Services of Aiken to implement a risk management...

Metro | International Paper
Plan for plant in motion

...County's water and sewer superintendent got a little help planning for it. Members of the county's Water and Sewer Services Committee agreed to pay Turnipseed Engineering a percentage of the total construction cost for upgrade projects at...

Metro | Columbia County Commission
Augusta Utilities billing cycle shift means extra water bill

...than 3,000 gallons of water per month pay a higher base rate of $41.31. Residential customers who don't have sewer services ? about 12,000 of them ? pay a base water rate of $21.14.Commercial customers, who also have seen their billing...

Augusta uses urban taxes contrary to city charter

...that these services were to include "fire protection of a higher class, garbage pickup, and governmental water and sewer services, and such other services as may be provided only in an Urban Services District."Those rules, however, have never...

Changes in GA immigration bill draw opposition

...Hightower said the possibility of preventing illegal immigrants from obtaining marriage licenses and access to water and sewer services was not intentional. Since being made aware of that issue, he's looking at what can be done to resolve it, he...

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 before. So forgive him for being a little...

Utilities observe jump in cut-offs

...Augusta-area residents are being forced to make some tough choices: which utility bill to pay this month. Water and sewer services are leading the pack for delinquent bills. The city has experienced a 5 percent increase in water and wastewater...

Meter readers look forward to scooting

...was hooked. "I thought about meter reading the first time I saw it on TV," said Columbia County's Water and Sewer Services director. Starting in January, Columbia County's meter readers will have a new tool - a Segway Human Transporter...