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POSTED: November 21, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Plans for a sprayfield for treated wastewater moved forward Nov. 13 when the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a land purchase as well as a contract for work on the project.
During its regular meeting in Pembroke, the board first approved to purchase about 128 acres from TerraPointe at $5,000 an acre for the land application site, or sprayfield, that will one day house a system that will spray the treated wastewater from the WaterWays wastewater treatment facility onto the land, according to County Administrator Phil Jones
In related action, the board also agreed to enter into a $142,700 contract with Thomas and Hutton Engineering for the design, permitting and construction of the land application site. Funds for this project will come from a Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, or GEFA, loan.
Jones said the work has already started on the design of the system, and preparations have begun for the site.
“We’re doing some geotechnical work to determine the total site capability, then surveying the tract and closing the deal on the land on the 20th of December for 128 or 129, plus or minus, acres,” he said.
The land application system will likely be installed within the next six months after receiving approval from the Environmental Protection Division for the project’s design.

Read more from the commissioner's meeting in the Nov. 21 edition of the News.

 

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