Heavy rains cause dip in budget

It's no secret Southwest Georgia saw a significant amount of rain over the past few months, and all that rain might've been good for crops but bad for one local business.

Thursday at the Water, Gas & Light Commission meeting officials say in July with electricity they were more that $900,000 below the amount of money forecasted.

That's close to 15% below the normal mark.

They say in water, they were more than $150,000 below.

Finance Director John Vansant says in situations like this you have to be prepared.

"That's one reason why we have to have reserves in place you may have to draw down on some of your reserves because the weather has turned against you," says Vansant.

The next Water, Gas & Light meeting is set for September 7th at 8:30.