The Oconee County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night gave tentative approval to a list of water and sewer projects for the next two years that included an extension of a sewer line along McNutt Creek.
The Board didn’t determine which of three proposed segments of that sewer line it was funding, but Chris Thomas, Utility Department director, told me after the meeting he expects to start on the segment between Jennings Mill Road and an existing pump station near Epps Bridge Parkway.
That is the segment of the sewer line the BOC voted not to build last year, when it was known as the Zoom Bait/St. Mary’s sewer line project.
The Board also voted to turn back federal funding on the grounds the project was not designed to serve Zoom Bait and St. Mary’s but rather facilitate development of the Gordy tract, a 114-acre parcel behind and .
Thomas last night asked for $779,000 for the "extension of sewer lines or the upsizing of lines along the McNutts Creek Basin." He had estimated the cost of the Zoom Bait/St. Mary’s line last year at $780,000.
For details, go to Oconee County Observations.