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First work session yields no changes to Augusta administrator's 2016 budget

...the public about Augusta Utilities, Environmental Services and Engineering efforts, including the storm fee, Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier said.Guilfoyle suggested giving employees a one-time bonus with the opportunity to sell back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-16/first-work-session-yield
Confusion holds up rain tax preview

...on the $215.5 million penny sales tax package wouldn't be a good thing?In search of the answer, I called Utilities Director Tom Wied meier, who said utilities had provided some pricing and printing information, but he didn't know why...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-10-18/confusion-holds
Augusta public defender's office could move into former library

...house the Augusta Public Defender's Office, according to meeting agenda items published Thursday.Last week, Utilities Director Tom Wied meier described the completion of Phase 1 of the library renovations, which include removing second-floor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-05/augusta-public-defenders
Water woes remain across South Carolina

...customers. The city's main intake valve is in the canal, and the water level was steadily dropping, Columbia Utilities Director Joey Jaco said.Crews planned to work into this morning, sinking a barge and piling bags of rocks and sand on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-06/water-woes-remain-across-south-caro
Pardon Our Mess: City fountain under repair

...inoperative, planters are dug up and taped offWHO'S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta Utilities DepartmentACTION PROMISED: Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier said the department expects parts to arrive in the next few days to complete repairs to the fountains...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-27/pardon-our-mess-city-fou
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-
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
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
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