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City merges utility departments
Natural gas, water-wastewater placed under one director
W Hotchkiss and Prather
Newly titled Public Utilities Director Steve Hotchkiss, left, and Central Services Director Darren Prather address City Council. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
The city of Statesboro has merged its Water-Wastewater and Natural Gas departments into a single Public Utilities Department under one director. Natural Gas Director Steve Hotchkiss has been serving also as interim director over the water-sewer and wastewater treatment divisions since Van Collins retired as Water-Wastewater Department director in July. Collins was a city employee 37 years, all with the same department.
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