The long-awaited agreement between Effingham County and Rincon for water service may not have to wait much longer to be put into motion.
County Engineer Steve Liotta said Rincon finally signed the contract, which means the county, through its deal with Savannah I&D will provide surface water to the city.
Rincon had delayed signing the contract because it wanted to wait to put an effective date until city officials were ready to receive the water.
“They have signed everything we have presented to them,” Liotta said.
They also didn’t want to be charged for water being held for them but not yet delivered if the county’s contract with Savannah I&D was severed. County officials said the chances of that agreement being broken were infinitesimal.
Rincon officials have signed the contract county representatives presented to them earlier this year. Liotta said Rincon officials wanted four changes, all having to do with an effective date.
“They rescinded that vote and decided to sign the final offer,” he said.
The effective date will be upon the signatures of all the parties involved.