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Public meeting held on possible expansion
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Mar 29, 2012 | 1681 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jones County Commission Chairman Preston Hawkins (r) spoke with residents at last week’s meeting at Station Eight about public water lines.
Jones County Commission Chairman Preston Hawkins (r) spoke with residents at last week’s meeting at Station Eight about public water lines.
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The Jones County Board of Commissioners held a meeting at Fire Station Eight March 19 to find out if residents of a nearby neighborhood are interested in public water.

The area involved is around Graham Road and Graham Woods. Commissioner Larry Childs spoke at the meeting and said he has received phone calls for years from area residents about problems with their wells and their iron-heavy water.

“We didn’t just want to send you a letter. We wanted you to know we are looking into it,” Childs said.

Childs said the commissioners are all in favor of getting water to people who want it; the problem is finding a way to pay for running the lines. He said the sales tax helps, but it’s not enough.

“We can send it to committee and perhaps do it in stages. The first thing we have to do is install an elevated tank to increase water pressure,” the commissioner explained.

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