FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Etowah Water and Sewer Authority will soon have an additional source of water during times of need for the Needham Road area.
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners agreed to provide a connection to its water system once a new intergovernmental agreement (IGA) is drafted. EWSA has had an agreement with Forsyth County for two decades to provide water connections at Blue Ridge Overlook and Govan Road. But the agreement has been amended four times and county attorneys decided it would be best to draft a new agreement.
Forsyth County Interim Water and Sewer Director Barry Lucas said, “It goes along with what the state wants us to do; connect with other systems. An Act by the General Assembly in 2010 required systems to interconnect so they can help each other out during times of need.
Forsyth County is under contract to purchase water from the City of Cumming. “Our agreement with the City recognizes this connection with EWSA,” said Lucas.