Articles in Pioneer
A former District 5 nominee for the Pioneer Rural Water District board of directors has expressed concern about the election process.
After Pioneer Rural Water customers voted to keep Eddie J. Grant on the district’s board of directors, unanimous support from the board for a proposed $19 million water treatment plant seems imminent for the foreseeable future.
Less than a week before a local water district holds nominations for its board of directors, the plaintiffs in a legal battle over a proposed $19 million water treatment plant hit back at the district Friday when they alleged it broke state law by contracting for the plant.
Judge R. Lawton McIntosh has based his denial of a motion to halt construction of a proposed $19 million water treatment plant on timing.
Although the larger of two water suppliers increased its rates by only one penny over five years, a local water district cites “indefensible increases in water prices” as justification for building a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.
Pioneer Rural Water District has notified the city of Seneca the water district will install a septic tank at its proposed water treatment plant at the Golden Corner Commerce Park instead of tapping into county sewer lines.
Two days before a hearing to determine whether Oconee County must issue a building permit for a planned $19 million water treatment plant, officials confirmed the permit has been issued on a “conditional” basis.
Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority continues to deny allegations it is unlawfully withholding a building permit for a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.