Originally created 07/12/98

Says past official knew system was outdated 071298 - The Augusta Chronicle

In regard to the water crisis:

I can remember back around 1990 when then-Augusta Commissioner Herb Beckham tried to get the city and county to have a water plant built on the Savannah River. He knew the city's system was outdated then. If they had listened then, we wouldn't have this problem now.

Don Bell, Augusta