Replacement of aging water lines in the Mountain View community is coming, according to Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters.
The county won a $750,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to continue replacing water lines.
“We are in the process of finishing the engineering on it and it should bid out in a few weeks,” Commissioner Winters said.
The money will replace three miles of water lines. This will be the second water line replacement project in that community. The first phase included portions of Spring Creek Road and Mountain View Road.
This second phase should cover portions of Mountain View Road, Watson Road, Adams Road, Paxton Road, Johnny Drive, part of Hill Street and Burton Road, according to engineering maps.
“We are not expecting to contribute any cash on this project,” Winters said.
Instead, the county plans to help with some of the construction like installing meters and connecting customers to the new line.
“We still have a third phase that we are looking at,” Winters said.
The county is applying for another grant in 2020 to cover Halls Valley Road and the Williams Cemetery Road area.
“These are some of the oldest water lines in our system,” Winters said.