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County Commission Votes to Fix Wastewater Treatment Plant

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The corrosion at the sewage lift station in Callaway has been repaired. Now, Bay county moves forward to make sure it doesn't happen again.

The county will look to the original service agreement to determine what's next. The county has had two engineering firms study the issue and provide a recommendation to fix it. Last week an engineering firm that Callaway hired released its findings, although it offered a different solution to the problem.

Bay County Commissioners spoke on the issue this morning where they expressed their frustration about all of the back and forth on this problem.

They unanimously decided as the operator to direct county staff to follow the Advanced Waste Water Treatment Agreement and do whatever is essence to fix the issue once and for all.

"We believe that it is Callaway's system that is causing the problem. The master lift station is just a symptom. So looking forward on that aspect, through the interlocal agreement there are steps lined out as to what to do, what steps to take to rectify a problem. There is definitely a problem there so as the operator we need to move further to take those proper steps," Commissioner Bill Dozier said.

Utilities and legal services for the county are taking a look at the agreement further to determine what course of action will be required.

Callaway Mayor Tom Abbott said he hadn't gotten the chance to look over everything yet, but he agrees that following the AWT contract would be best for all parties.