JRSA’s 2013 in review

Bob Winchester may have covered it all last night as he stood in Walhalla and reported on the activities and financial condition of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority. As executive director of the county’s treatment plant, it fell to Winchester to conduct the JRSA’s annual meeting, for which leaders of the three member cities filled tables inside the Walhalla Depot. Winchester highlighted ongoing construction projects. 2013 was a year in which the collector systems brought 875 million gallons of wastewater to be treated at the county plant in Seneca, which borders the Return Community. And, as far as the JRSA’s financial health, Winchester remarked, “We’re in pretty good financial condition. Annual meeting attendees were invited to take home copies of the financial statements and independent auditor’s report. When Winchester finished his remarks and turned to his audience, only two questions were asked. Afterward a Westminster city councilman, Bill Brockington, told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that what he heard indicates to him that the JRSA is doing what it’s supposed to be doing.