Lincoln County, Georgia
EMI has had a working relationship with Lincoln County for over twenty years. Initial assignments with Lincoln County included developing a Master Plan, a Capital Improvements Plan, and applications for grant and loan funding for eight different system expansions. The Lincoln County system has grown from under 100 customers to over 2000 in the past ten years. Planning and design services have included over ten miles of water mains, development of a deep well supply, and elevated storage facilities. Funding sources have included three Community Development Block Grants totaling $1.5 million and two USDA Loan and Grant Programs. Current plans underway include additional extensions of the system to serve northern portions of the County. Special services provided to Lincoln County have also included procurement of well drilling services, wellhead protection plans, property and water right negotiation, and development of a Water System Management Plan.