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Barrow to revisit sewer options

WINDER - Barrow County commissioners will vote Thursday whether to install a gravity- or pump-based sewer system at the future cultural arts center. The sewer lines would run from the $10 million project at the intersection of Ga. highways 316 and 53 to the Barber Creek Wastewater facility in Statham.

In the July 10 board of commissioners meeting, District 3 Commissioner Roger Wehunt cast the single vote opposing the installation of a pump-based sewer system, calling it a never-ending expense. He favors a system based on the concept of gravity and physics in which the sewer products flow naturally downhill. It's a little more expensive initially but it more than pays for itself in the long run, Wehunt said.

Terry Darragh, public works director, will present cost estimates on both designs.

In other business:

n Commissioners will vote whether to spend $19,494.30 on election equipment that includes five voting units, flash memory cards, batteries and shipping.

n Commissioners will discuss sewer options along the Ga. Highway 211 corridor, although no vote is expected Thursday.

SideBar: If you go

' What: Barrow County Board of Commissioners called meeting

' Where: 233 E. Broad St., Winder

' When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday