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City to hook water line to Sunbanks Resort

Project helps prep for city expansion


Work will begin June 23, on a water project that will enable Electric City to provide water service to Sunbanks Lake Resort.

The project will provide a 10-inch line from State Street to the entrance of Sunbanks, and then a six-inch line to service water needs within the park.

The work is being done now, in spite of it being the high point of the tourist season, because health officials will not allow “The Cantina” restaurant at Sunbanks to operate until the water problem is solved.

At a pre-construction meeting early this past week, it was estimated that it will take four to six weeks to finish the work.

“It all depends upon what they find when they start digging,” Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands stated.

The project is being paid for by the resort, with Electric City picking up the cost of enlarging the pipe from 6 inches to 10 inches on the 1,700-foot stretch. That cost was earlier estimated at about $18,000.

When complete, it will give the city a 10-inch line to the causeway, providing a substantial water line in the event the city expands its water service further south.

The contractor will dig the line just off the right side of the highway to the Sunbanks entrance and then on the left side of the pavement going into the resort.

There will be some cone work while digging is going on, but no real traffic revision, according to Sands.

The Electric City council approved the mayor signing the agreement with Sunbanks last April.

Sands said the overall cost of the project could be about $300,000.

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