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Fulton board borrows $870K for water improvements

Fulton officials are borrowing nearly $900,000 from the USDA to fund repairs and improvements to the city’s water system. Aldermen voted to move forward with the application process during their regular bimonthly meeting, last week. They plan to borrow $870,000 from USDA Rural Development at 2.25 percent interest, repayable over the next 35 years. Payments […]

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Annual water rate increases a possibility for Fulton

* Local leaders are discussing the possibility of implementing small annual increases to customers’ water rates to help offset increasing expenses. Fulton’s water rate may be increasing in the near future, and again in the near future after that. During last Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Fulton Board of Aldermen discussed the possibility of adopting annual, […]

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Troubled waters

Mantachie’s four-year effort to increase its water rate for some customers may be coming to an end. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is planning to host a public hearing to discuss a proposed $4 rate increase for approximately 120 Mantachie water system customers who live outside the town limits by the end of August. If […]

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An outstanding operator

“Treatment is actually the easiest part of my job,” said Rod McFerrin, looking out over the 13-acre lagoon that provides the town of Mantachie with its sewer service. “It takes care of itself; all I have to do is sample.” Instead, the Mantachie Public Works Superintendent thinks of himself as being in the business of […]

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Northeast water system plan moves forward

Officials with the Northeast Itawamba Water Association are hoping to begin purchasing water from the City of Fulton sometime later this year. According to Reed Adams, president of the regional water association’s board of directors, the board plans to enter into an official agreement with the county seat to purchase water for its 1,700-odd customers. […]

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Water board election set for Jan. 5

Northeast Itawamba Water Association customers will help decide the future direction of their system early next year. Saturday, Jan. 5, has been selected as the day the regional water system’s customers will vote on three spots on the highly-scrutinized board of directors. Voters will cast their ballots from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the […]

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