The Pioneer Rural Water District manager and its engineering consultant say the rural supplier has just about every permit needed to proceed with 2.5 MGD treatment plant—with the exception of all important easement. And it’s an easement that must be approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, according to Pioneer general manager Terry Pruitt. “It’s come to our attention that because we do not have an allocation permit, we’re unable to get the easement in our name for the withdrawal permit,” Pruitt told the board of directors. To get the required easement, Pruitt said the plan is to ask Hart County, Georgia, an entity that is allowed a draw from Lake Hartwell, to apply for the permit in Pioneer’s name. And Pruitt says Hart County is willing to make that application for Pioneer.
PRWD approves borrowing resolution