10 Years Of Water Problems End For Backwoods Residents

September 16, 2010

watertower10.jpgA decade of water woes are over for residents of Backwoods Road in Century.

Water is now flowing through a $1.58 million project to improve the Town of Century’s water system in the Backwoods Road, State Line Road and Highway 4A area.

Residents of Backwoods Road complained about poor water pressure and poor water quality for 10 years. Their water service was provided by a small, two-inch water pipe that has now been replaced with a six-inch main with increased pressure.

The entire project included a new 300,000 gallon elevated water storage tank to improve system reliability and fire protection, two natural gas operated back-up generators to improve system reliability for the existing water treatment plants, 16,000 feet of six-inch water main and a booster station to provide fire protection, improve pressure and system reliability in a portion of the existing water system franchise area.

All of the project is complete, with the exception of the booster station, according to Dale Long, Century’s engineer. Long said the water pressure is better than expected along Backwoods Road.

Most of the project was funded by a federal stimulus dollars, with the remaining portion from a low interest loan.

Pictured top: A new 500,000 gallon elevated water storage tank under construction at the intersection of Academy and Henry streets in Century. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “10 Years Of Water Problems End For Backwoods Residents”

  1. nudo on September 16th, 2010 6:15 pm

    Harsh judge maybe im blind but could you point out in my comment were I said the current mayor or council?

  2. nudo on September 16th, 2010 6:10 pm

    Harsh judge you can poor sap someone else. The mayor and council didn’t get it done. It was the citizens that complained and griped because they couldn’t get basic utilities that got this done.

  3. a harsh judge on September 16th, 2010 5:06 pm

    Nudo and Horrific – you poor saps haven’t a clue.

    Let’s see, now. This started ten years ago – there were other people in charge of the town then. A different mayor and a different council.

    The ones that are there now are the ones that got the job done in a short preiod of time – it couldn’t be accomplished overnight. Do you really think the present people in charge are idiots or need to be ashamed?

    Personally, I think maybe you who are throwing all this criticism around are idiotic and should be ashamed. You should THANK this mayor and this council!

  4. anydaynow on September 16th, 2010 11:41 am

    A small community such as Century probably has a hard time coming up with an extra $1.58 million dollars to upgrade their water system. During that decade they needed an upgrade the federal government was giving billions of dollars away to corporations who sent jobs overseas, and military spending that the military neither wanted or needed, and tax breaks for multi-millionaires. So, I’m happy for the folks on Backwoods Road to have their standard of living approach basic necessities of living. After all, why buy a washing machine if you don’t have enough water pressure for the thing to even work?

  5. nudo on September 16th, 2010 7:18 am

    This is the 21st century last time I checked. People everywhere else gets water. What a joke. But people will still defend these idiots that run Century. Good job only took ten years.

  6. Horrific on September 16th, 2010 7:13 am

    It took 10 years.
    Thats is absolutely disgusting.

    Shame on them for allowing ppl to live without such a basic need.

  7. Felicia Jones on September 16th, 2010 5:38 am

    I am so happy that these folks are getting the basic needs of good water! This news has made my day!

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