CLINTONâ€”The Anderson County Water Authority has completed a water line extension project near the Lake City Industrial Park and is nearing completion of the five-mile water line extension on Park Road in Andersonville, a press release said.
Representatives of the Water Authority and government officials from both Anderson County and Lake City recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the water line extension. The water line extension and control valve station in front of the nursing home was part of the effort to provide increased water pressure to that area.
The Lake City project included installing between 700 feet and 1,000 feet of new six-inch water pipe off an existing eight-inch line and the valve control station, according to Jack Shelton, ACWA board member.
â€œIt’s an exciting time for Lake City as we are striving to improve our water distribution system for our town,â€ said Andrew Howard, a Lake City Council member. â€œLake City is very proud of our Water and Sewer Department as well as Anderson County Water Authority. Our own Water and Sewer Superintendent, Travis Thrasher, worked closely with ACWA to strive to provide efficient services to our community. We are thankful to be a part of community utilities that are able to work together closely.”
Labor for the Lake City project was provided by the Anderson County Water Authority at a cost of about $10,000, according to General Manager Larry Clowers. And, Lake Cityâ€™s cost totaled $24,590 for the project materials, according to City Recorder Chris Phillips.
â€œThis project was a terrific partnership to better serve the people of Lake City,â€ Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank said in a press release. â€œNot only is increasing water pressure better for serving daily needs but, God forbid there should be a fire, the water pressure to put out the fire is now there.
â€œThis type of teamwork is inspiring, and Lake City and the Anderson County Water Authority leadership and workforce are to be commended. A big thanks goes to all involved.”
In addition to the Lake City project completed in February, ACWA has nearly finished the extension of water lines along a five-mile stretch of Park Road in Andersonville, according to Shelton. The project is expected to be completed with work on Haggerty Lane in the next few weeks, he said.
The extension of water lines along Park Roadâ€”funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commissionâ€”could provide water to an additional 160 customers, Shelton said.
Currently, the Anderson County Water Authority has an estimated 10,000 customers, the press release said.