Sept. 18, 2016 06:47

Augusta Plans Millions for Cleanup

Augusta, Georgia’s Engineering Department has plans for a $3 million stormwater program to hire contractors to clean ponds, mow grass and clean out sewers.

City officials believe that hiring private contractors instead of using government employees will save the city money. This is because they don’t have to buy the equipment or train workers in these specialized tasks. According to one city commissioner, the city spends one million dollars in overhead costs for every 20 employees they bring onboard.

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