Hiram, Georgia, filming location for the movie Footloose, recognized a desperate need for a sanitary sewer system. Served by septic tanks, the downtown area was limited in growth due to its current wastewater capacity. On April 7, 2015, the City Council and their guests officially broke ground for the sanitary sewer project. Croy Engineering provided design of the lift station and force main to service downtown, as well as gravity sewer for the South Forty Pass Subdivision. The total cost of this project is $2.3 million and is being funded using the City’s capital reserves. This project will provide for sewer services in the immediate downtown area, allowing for future development and growth.
Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Bookout noted, “As a longtime Hiram resident and former downtown business owner, I recognize the importance of providing the proper infrastructure to ensure the survivability of existing businesses and the recruitment of new businesses into our historical area we all cherish so greatly.” Councilmember Derrick Battle added that, “Hiram is our home and we all take great pride in making this investment that will enrich our financial position and make our community a better place for those who come behind us.”
The project is expected to be completed around the middle of October of this year.