Banks County leaders moved forward Tuesday with two water projects.
The board of commission agreed to spend $30,000 for a water withdrawal analysis of the Middle Fork Broad River. Engineer Fred Hawkins said there may be up to eight million gallons of water a day available from the site.
“That may be the future of water in the county,” he said.
The BOC also agreed to spend $119,000 to design a water line on Moccasin Gap Road where there is up to 200 potential new customers.
A third project approved by the BOC Tuesday was the Mountain Creek Clearwell project. The BOC agreed to spend $90,000 for the grant administration and construction observation of this project.
These projects will be funded with federal stimulus money the county received. The county received a total of $2.5 million in federal stimulus funds.