HINESVILLE, Ga. (May 26, 2021) – The City of Hinesville and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield (FSHAAF) expanded its partnership with the execution of an intergovernmental support agreement for water storage tower and tank maintenance on May 26.
Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown and Col. Bryan Logan, garrison commander for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, solidified the expanded partnership by officially signing the intergovernmental support agreement (IGSA) at an event earlier today involving municipal and military community leaders.
“At the City of Hinesville, we are always looking for ways to partner with our military neighbors and to serve those who serve our country,” Mayor Allen Brown said. “High-quality utility services are needed on- and off-post, and we are proud to provide water storage tower and tank maintenance to the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield installations.” Per the IGSA, which has a term of ten years (negotiated annually), the City and its service partner ESG, Inc. will provide maintenance to the water storage towers and tanks on the two installations set 30 miles apart.
To provide this ongoing service, which also includes elevated tanks and pressure tanks, crews will implement a proactive maintenance schedule, execute an annual inspections plan and provide a 24-hour portal for all parties to view work orders and progress to date. “Dependable water infrastructure is vital to public health,” Hinesville City Manager Kenneth Howard said. “Through our partnership, we are helping to protect the U.S. Army’s assets by extending the life of their existing infrastructure with corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance.” The signing of today’s IGSA is just one of many ways in which the City and FSHAAF continue to collaborate. In 1984, a water treatment plant serving Fort Stewart and City customers was constructed on the installation.
In the 1990s, a utility office opened on-post to help military service members open and close utility accounts. In August 2020, another IGSA was signed, allowing the City to provide grounds maintenance to roughly 5,000 acres, 54 cemeteries and 25 training ranges located on the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield installations. The City of Hinesville, which is a member of the Coastal Georgia Military Affairs Coalition (CGMAC), works tirelessly to improve the quality of life and mission effectives for military professionals, civilians and family members. Recently, the Association of Defense Communities named Coastal Georgia as a Great American Defense Community. To learn more about the City and its support for the military, visit cityofhinesville.org and follow @HinesvilleGa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.