Dig more sewer hookups

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Richmond County spent a bunch of money to install sewers in south Richmond County. As of right now, I believe fewer that 60 percent of south Augusta residences have hooked into the system. That’s revenue lost, and against the law that requires a “mandatory hookup if within 200 feet of sewer line.”

So quit bellyaching about low revenues and go after this lot.

Tony Winburn

Hephzibah

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faithson
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faithson 05/18/13 - 09:02 am
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make it affordable

the 600 dollar or so tap fee could be incorporated into the property tax and paid out over a 10 year period increasing monthly revenues. I am sure someone can work out a bond issue to pay for the installations as the payback is pretty assured. Hope some commissioner takes note and pushes on this.

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dsterling9 05/18/13 - 09:19 am
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Make It Affordable

It isn't just the $600.00 tap fee...the total cost can be in excess of $2,000.00 with the lines to be run, septic tank fill in, and other fees. I would gladly 'tap in' if I could come up with the cash. These are all upfront fees. Is there assistance for those of us on fixed incomes?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/18/13 - 09:51 am
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"the total cost can be in

"the total cost can be in excess of $2,000.00"

Not to mention that your water bill doubles or more.

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