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Lower water, sewer fees may hike growth in Dawson County
Capital recovery fee is a one-time charge
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Businesses may show renewed interest in Dawson County thanks to lower fees from Etowah Water and Sewer Authority.

As of Thursday, the authority will reduce its capital recovery fees for new commercial and residential water and wastewater connections.

The change should put the authority on more even footing with regional water and sewage providers. While the fees were not lowered specifically to attract new businesses, the authority's general manager said officials are happy about the possible byproduct.

"If a developer is comparing two areas where they may wish to build, our new fees may encourage the developer to come to Dawson County," Etowah Water & Sever general manager Brooke Anderson said. "And we're very excited about that."

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