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Commissioners to consider Statham sewer agreement

WINDER - The Statham area might be next in line for sewer.

Commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to enter an intergovernmental agreement with Statham to construct a sewer pump station and infrastructure.

The sewer force main project will provide infrastructure to extend sewer into the Bear Creek basin, thereby protecting Bear Creek, according to Keith Lee, Barrow County's chief administrator. Under the terms of the proposed agreement, Statham will be responsible for the project's design and construction. Barrow County will pay 65 percent of those costs.

The project centers on Statham's northeast side and will serve that area of Barrow County. Planners have determined a general layout of the pump station and a map of where the lines will run. If commissioners approve the project, design work will begin immediately, Lee said. The project should be completed within two years.

District 1 Commissioner Jerry Lampp was unavailable for comment at press time.

If You Go:

What: Barrow County Board of Commissioners meeting

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: 233 E. Broad St., Winder