Earlier this month Governor Sonny Perdue announced that the Dade County Water and Sewer Authority was approved for a Georgia Fund Loan of $1,000,000 to help finance water infrastructure improvements, including rehabilitating a pump station and a well at a water treatment plant, constructing a 200,000-gallon storage tank and making improvements to the infrastructure supporting Flintstone subdivision. The county will pay a 3.81 percent interest rate on the 20-year loan. The total project cost is $1,000,000, with GEFA financing the entire amount.

Chattooga County has applied for GEFA loans that would allow the county to complete running water lines to areas that are not currently served by the Chattooga Water District.  Commissioner Jason Winters told AM 1180 on Wednesday that word on the water district’s application for GEFA funds would come in late summer.