SEIBER FLATS—Father and son Joe and Joel Goans, of Anderson County’s rural Seiber Flats community, have done things to their home they’ve never been able to do before, all because they now have public water.
For years, Joe and his family used well and pond water to do everything around their property, including flushing toilets inside their home.
The Anderson County Water Authority recently completed the extension of approximately 9,400 linear feet of water lines to the rural area beyond Briceville.
Now, the Goans family and others in their neighborhood, have public water and they’ve already put it to good use.
Joe Goans said his family used 2,000 gallons of water in the first 14 days after ACWA tied them in to the new water line.
“I was never so happy to pay a water bill in all my life,” he told officials who visited his property to celebrate the project’s completion.
Project engineer Bob Colvin, Anderson County Water Authority General Manager Larry Clowers, Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, county grants administrator Kevin Bowling, and Maxine Gernert, field representative for Congressman Chuck Fleischmann visited the Goans family last week.
The Anderson County Water Authority completed the water line extension project, which serves half a dozen homes, using a $320,000 Office of Surface Mining federal grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; no local money was used to fund this project.