From septic to sewer: How critical infrastructure helps transform a Middle Georgia town
McIntyre, a small city in Wilkinson County 30 miles east of Macon, broke ground Monday on a new public sewer system that’s been years in the making.
The new sewer system will cost around $20 million. State and federal funding will cover 85% of the cost, including $6.3 million earmarked by U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock last year. Additional money was awarded from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority’s Septic-to-Sewer program.
Warnock and Ossoff joined city and county leaders at McIntyre City Hall on Monday to commemorate the start of construction on the sewer system.