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Fort Oglethorpe eyes sewer service for 'potential-for-growth' area

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FORT OGLETHORPE, GA (Times Free Press) -

When three new Fort Oglethorpe City Council members take office in January, one thing they'll decide is whether to use sales tax revenue to expand sewer service to the north end of Mack Smith Road.

"It's a potential-for-growth area right close to the interstate," city Public Works Director Phil Parker said.

The proposed Mack Smith Road interceptor sewer project would provide about 6,000 feet of large-diameter, gravity-fed sewer pipe that could eliminate five small sewage pumping stations, including ones at Green Acres Mobile Homes Park and the Holiday Trav-L-Park, a campground for recreational vehicles, said Philip Schofield, a civil engineer with CTI Engineers Inc. in Chattanooga. He's drawn up preliminary plans for the project.

"They've been trying to get sewer up there for a long time," Schofield said.

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