The Douglasville/Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority told Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland that spending $100,000 to buy and tear down a house will benefit all the other houses around it.
She lived in the home for 16 years before DDCWSA paid her to move.
"The most cost-effective solution was to purchase the house, demolish it," said authority engineering manager Brian Keel. "This is a rare case for us."
Milam ended up moving to a home nearby.
"And I'm fighting back a tear right now, but things happen for a reason, and it's good," she said.
The home will be replaced by flood-control grading to divert water from the
The flood control measures will take until the end of the year to build, according to Keel.