County considering replacing water line to Pyne Road Park

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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During the Troup County Board of Commissioners’ work session on Tuesday, the county discussed plans to upgrade the existing main water supply line that currently serves Pyne Road Park.

The existing main water supply line for the area is currently made of 3-inch and 4-inch PVC piping, which Special Projects Manager Jay Anderson said is deteriorating and undersized. County staff wants to replace the piping with an 8-inch ductile iron water supply line to better serve Pyne Road Park.

Staff advised that the county is frequently spending money on emergency repairs and the current line has reached the point that replacing the pipes would be more financially responsible than continuing repairs. The increasing need for repairs also causes substantial downtime for park visitors.

The new Oakfuskee Conservation Center, which is currently under construction, will also have much greater water supply needs than what the current line can provide.

Anderson said the new line would also support the installation of new fire hydrants throughout Pyne Road Park to improve fire safety within the park.

The City of LaGrange has hired Barge Design Solutions to design and engineer an extension of the existing 8-inch water line located near the Dollar General at Pyne Rd. and Roanoke Rd.

The line would continue west on Roanoke Rd. before turning left into the entrance of Pyne Road Park, and then continuing down the main access road and ending at the upcoming Oakfuskee Conservation Center.

The county is currently working on an intergovernmental agreement with the City of LaGrange to advertise the project for bid and oversee construction, which the county would ultimately pay for using ARPA funds.