Multi-million Dollar Loan Enables Thomasville to Replace Water Meters

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

More than 10,000 Thomasville water meters will be replaced thanks to a multi-million dollar loan.

The $2.2 million loan will come from the state of Georgia to replace old, inefficient water meters with eco-friendly, remotely-accessible ones.

City officials say the change-over will mean only good things for the community.

Says Thomasville Communications Officer Greg Lawrence, "This project is beneficial to the community and to the city of Thomasville because as a green project ... it's going to be both beneficial to our natural resources and the community."

The new water meters will be able to detect leaks in the lines under residents' homes which, city officials say, will enable residents to make resource- and money-saving repairs.

Because the loan is being used for a designated "green" project, the city will only have to repay half of the money. The water meters are expected to be installed in early 2011.

The city says it will have more information out soon about the replacement process.

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