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Commission approves fire hydrant agreement
Seven hydrants to be placed off Kilough Church Road
Fire hydrant
Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has offered the county a price for fire hydrants that could be installed off Kilough Church Road this year. - photo by Christine Miller
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week voted to approve a proposal that will bring fire hydrants to an area of the county with inadequate fire protection. Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford, at the board’s Aug. 24 work session, presented a price proposal for fire hydrants from the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority, which is preparing to upgrade water lines on Kilough Church Road this year. According to Swafford, the authority bid out the cost to upsize the lines, as well as the cost for seven hydrants, and came back with a unit price of $3,965 for each hydrant, which they asked the county to cover.