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Pressure zone proposed to cut water leaks
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Rockdale County plans to install its first separate water pressure zone in the southern part of the county in an effort to reduce leaks from pipes, which was at one time reported at nearly 30 percent.

The zone would have reduced the pressure on distribution pipes but customers would not see any change in their home water pressure, which is regulated at each residence, assured presenter Bill Gillam of Brown & Caldwell at a recent Rockdale Water and Sewerage Authority board meeting.

The system would cost about $600,000 and the county is applying for a stimulus grant that would offer about 40 percent principal forgivness.

Funding for the system would come from increased water and sewer rates that went into effect in July.

In other Water Authority business:
The newly redesigned bills will not be used in August as originally planned due to delays in water department's software implementation.