The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority had a record-breaking month of water meter sales, Brooke Anderson told the board at its voting session Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Anderson reported six residential water meters were sold, along with three sewer connections.
We havent sold that many meters in one month probably in three or four years, Anderson said.
Anderson said after the meeting hes hopeful its a sign the economy is turning around. All the meters we sold were residential meters, he said. That means new homes are being constructed. We sold very, very few residential meters last year.
A residential water meter costs $2,730. Its cheaper than a well, Anderson said.
Hes also glad to see the growth starting to come back.
Were ecstatic to see new homes starting to come back. Were glad to have the commercial but weve been lacking residential, Anderson said.
At the voting session, Anderson reported Etowahs operating income for the month of August was $374,000, which was flat compared to the month before. Anderson said the flat income was mostly due to rain. People like it when its (water) free, he said. He noted the Authority netted $106,000
Also at the meeting, the board voted to hold its work session on Oct. 8 before its regularly scheduled voting session. There will be no meeting on Oct. 1.