In 1969, a house fire
in the southern end of Davidson County claimed the lives of two people.
There were no water lines in the area, thus the fire could not be
extinguished in time. This event triggered the minds of Brown Loflin, Joe
Lax, Lawrence Buie, Irving Surratt, and Clifford “Shorty” Beane, to pursue
the idea of establishing a co-op water system.