PRWD’s answer to OC? “Yes”
At their meeting today, Pioneer Rural Water board members reaffirmed their intent to follow thru with the purchase of property inside the Golden Corner Commerce Park. But they can’t be specific as to when, although three months is an estimate which the Pioneer general manager says will be needed to try to resolve the illusive issue of a raw water allocation. The Pioneer board of directors agreed to respond to an inquiry from Scott Moulder, the Oconee County administrator, as to when and if Pioneer intends to buy GCCP property on which to locate its proposed treatment plant. Terry Pruitt, Pioneer general manager, recommended that his board “plead our case” to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers for a commitment to allow Pioneer an allocation of raw water from Lake Hartwell. Pruitt told the board that two other entities have turned Pioneer down so far as piggybacking on their withdrawal permits. He identified them as the Anderson Joint Regional Water System and the Hart County, Georgia Water Authority.