THE HISTORY OF CEW&SA:

The Authority is a public corporation incorporated and existing under the provisions of the Enabling Law. The Authority was incorporated in 1973 pursuant to resolution and authorization granted by the governing body of Elmore County, Alabama under the name Red Land Water and Fire Protection Authority. Pursuant to an Agreement dated June 1, 1988, the operations of the Authority and Wallsboro-Santuck Water and Fire Protection Authority, and the water transmission and distribution operations of Elmore County, Alabama, were merged into a single unified system. The Certificate of Incorporation was amended as a part of that Agreement to expand the Authority's service area. On July 29, 1999, the Authority's Certificate of Incorporation was further amended to authorize the Authority to provide sewer services and to change the Authority's name to Central Elmore Water & Sewer Authority. Under its certificate of incorporation, as amended, the Authority has the powers, among others, to acquire, construct, improve, operate and maintain a water system within its legally described service area.

The Authority was constructed using proceeds of loans from Farmers Home Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Outstanding Bonds, customer contributions, and grants from various federal, state and county sources.

The Authority does not operate in any area which was incorporated at the time the Authority installed its facilities. The Authority's present service area encompasses approximately 362 square miles of what is essentially a rural and recreational area in Elmore County, Alabama, with a service area population (residential and seasonal) estimated by the Authority to be approximately 63,371. The distribution lines of the Authority comprise approximately 750 miles of mains which are primarily PVC. The Authority owns and maintains 11 primary water storage tanks having an aggregate capacity of 7,566,000 gallons.

The expanse of the System is contained in the following boundaries: to the North Coosa/Elmore County line; to the South, Montgomery/Elmore County line; to the East, Tallapoosa/Elmore County line; and to the West, Lake Jordan/City of Wetumpka. Inside this large area, three (3) smaller systems operate within the confines of either city limits or jurisdictional service area. These three (3) systems are The Water Works and Sewer Board of the Town of Eclectic, The Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Wetumpka, and the Friendship Water Authority.

Board of Directors & Management

Kenny Holt

Chairman

Wade Johnson

Vice-Chairman

Ron Johnson

Director

Robert L. Prince, Jr.

General Manager

Tina Stanley

Board Secretary

 

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716 U.S. Highway 231
Wetumpka, Alabama 36093
Phone: 334.567.6814
Fax: 334.567.5556