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Drought's impact persists into fall and winter

...increase of about 2 million gallons per day from October 2011, said Allen Saxon, the city's assistant utilities department director.Although recent long-term forecasts indicated a weak El Nino system that could bring above-average rainfall...
Augusta is full of top turkeys

...the Turkey Wishbone trophy.- The Augusta Utility Department directors, who hired ex-felons with records of DUI...deserves the Penned-Up Turkey Award.- Augusta Utility Department directors and supervisors, who ignored time-card fraud...
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Commission OKs budget without tax increase

...whether to add an eighth penny to the sales tax -- the Municipal Option Sales Tax. - Commissioners voted unanimously, on the consent agenda, to hire Tom Wiedmeier to be the new Utilities Department director for a salary of $115,666.
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Battle over sewage starts to get a little dirty

...that if any of six requirements weren't met the proposal wouldn't be considered, according to interim Utilities Department Director Drew Goins. The three who qualified -- United Water, ESG and Severn Trent -- were further screened by...
City Ink | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Duplicate water bills mailed out

...outside billing firm mistakenly resent March water bills to the 36,000 customers of the Columbia County Water Utility department, Director Billy Clayton said Wednesday. "It was a real April Fools' on us," he said. The U.S. Postal Service...
City might rethink hiring ex-convicts

...said. But some department heads apparently have parolees in their ranks and don't know it. For example, Utilities Department Director Max Hicks said he did not have a parolee in his department, but after further checking, he discovered he...
Keeping the water safe

...vulnerability assessment in 2003. The assessment's cost for Augusta was $143,105, said Max Hicks, Augusta's utilities department director. A federal grant paid $115,000 of that. After that study, which was required by the U.S. Environmental...
Utility plans sewer lines

...owners to the sewer lines will go out to residents in the affected areas late this week or early next, Augusta Utilities Department Director Max Hicks said. He briefed the Richmond County Board of Health on the plan Tuesday night. The county has...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Augustans paying old water bills

...written policy to address delinquent bills, accounts receivable totaled $4.7 million, said Mary Williams, utilities department director. Tuesday, accounts receivable totaled $1.76 million, Ms. Williams said. Bills overdue more than 180...
Commissioners move to shut Club Platinum OTHER ACTION - The Engineering Services Committee told City Administrator Fred Russell and interim Utilities Department Director Drew Goins to try one last time to reach an agreement with rental property owner Ming Lin, who says a backed...
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