GT&Y Utility District recognized by USDABy SPECIAL TO THE SUN-SENTINEL,
GT&Y Utility District Inc. was recently recognized as USDA Rural Development’s Grenada area office nominee for the Sustainable System of the Year.
System operator James D. Jones and chairman of the board James Ford were on hand to accept the certificate at the Mississippi Rural Water Association’s recent annual conference in Jackson.
GT&Y was originally formed in the 1980s from several smaller water systems which served a small number of customers in northern Grenada, southeastern Tallahatchie and southwestern Yalobusha counties.
Over the years, the system has grown to include five wells, one elevated water storage tank and over 300 miles of water distribution lines covering 100 square miles and serving 1,080 customers.
The GT&Y board and staff strive to provide quality water and promote quality customer service.
In 2017, the system received funding from Rural Development to repaint their water storage tanks and install radio-read meters along with the necessary software and hardware. This project will increase revenues and the reliability of meter readings, while saving time for the district to apply those man-hours to other areas of operation and maintenance.
GT&Y Utility District Inc. is a member of the Mississippi Rural Water Association.
IN THE PHOTO: From left, Janis Nolan, acting program director for the Rural Utilities Division of USDA Rural Development’s Grenada area office, presents GT&Y Utility District operator James D. Jones and chairman of the board James Ford with a certificate recognizing GT&Y as nominee for Sustainable System of the Year. (Photo special to The Sun-Sentinel)