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Hot, dry summer boosts Augusta water use

...31.7 million gallons.Columbia County water utility Director Bill Clayton said summer days usually see about 24...definitely using more water," said Richmond County water utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier.Georgia Climatologist Bill Murphey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-06/hot-dry-summer-boosts-water-u
Vast network of water, sewer lines runs beneath Augusta

...Wrightsboro Road to provide better drinking water, said Saxon, a lifelong resident of Augusta and an assistant utilities director since 2001.Saxon said, however, that the spring relied on wooden water mains held together by cast-iron couplings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-08/vast-network-water-sewer
Pardon Our Mess: Utility markings

...must mark all of their underground lines before anyone is allowed to dig. It is a state law.ACTION PROMISED: Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier agrees the markings are not attractive but says they are not permanent and will fade in a couple of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-28/pardon-our-mess-utility-
1 dead in early-morning fire at Evans retirement community

...deputies and 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-02/1-dead-early-morning-fire-ev
Former commissioner unlikely to sway panel on stormwater fee

...about the blind leading the blind. WHO'S ON FIRST? "Mr. Chair man and members of the commission," Augusta Utilities Director Tom Wied meier said to the engineering services committee last week. "We bid these services a year or two ago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-05-16/former-commissi
Washington Road leak closes lanes into night

...westbound lanes to 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-02/washington-road-leak-closes-
Augusta Utilities could offer program adding thousands of new sewer customers

...extension existed at the time the homes were built, resulting in as many as 3,500 eligible new customers, said Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier.Shown on a map Wied meier presented to a commission subcommittee Monday, the homes are scattered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-22/augusta-utilities-could-
City's marina operator still hasn't vacated premises

...commandeered to make Savannah Riverkeeper Kool-Aid," the answer said. "We have one toilet; no shower!"Augusta Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier said the department has written off older water bills related to leaks in the city-owned system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-16/citys-marina-operator-stil
Commissioners debate franchise fee increase at retreat

...Wayne Guilfoyle asked if raising the rate would be "passed on to the end user" in higher rates for consumers.Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier said the department could absorb the increase without raising water and sewer rates, but that its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-10/commissioners-debate-fra
City looks to water, garbage revenue to cover budget request

...making badly-needed improvements."They used to wholesale transfer money from the water works to the old city," Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier said. "I don't sense that anybody really wants to do that again."Other reasons exist not to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-09/city-looks-water-garbage