Addressing members of the Waycross Kiwanis Club at their Friday meeting, Satilla Regional Water and Sewer Authority board chairman Burton Carter and executive director Henry McLauglin discussed how SRWSA has grown to currently serve 3,100 sewer customers and 5,500 water customers in Ware and Brantley counties. Succeeding the late Ben Taylor, who passed away on Aug. 12, former SRWSA vice-chairman Carter said that the board recently approved a resolution to refinance $12.8 million in existing loans, a move that should save $120,000 annually until their bonds are paid. He then provided a brief history of the Authority and its organizational structure before introducing McLaughlin, whom he described as being “a ‘driver’ for the Authority.” McLaughlin noted that the Authority’s customer-paid water supply is provided via five deep wells and five elevated storage tanks. “We pump around 1 million gallons per day and are permitted for 1.2 million,” he said, adding that water is drawn 800 feet down from its Florida aquifer source and delivered through 220 miles of pipeline. He also noted that discharged waste from sewer customers is treated at the City of Waycross’s treatment plant for a fee. He further discussed some of the Authority’s history and said, “We want to give the best service we can and put ourselves in a position to better serve our customers.” Following the program, both speakers were thanked and presented with Kiwanis gift mugs by club vice president Ron Hinkley. The Waycross Kiwanis Club meets every Friday at noon at the Quality Inn & Suites.