Sewer district asks Water Works to extend line

by Trish Rudder

 Sewer manager Scott Crunkleton of the Warm Springs Public Sewer District told the Bath Town Council on June 18 that since a sewer line extension on U.S. 522 to about the Morgan County Ball Field is being discussed, would the town want to extend the public water line as well.

He said a meeting with Thrasher Engineering on Friday, June 28 at 11 a.m. is scheduled to discuss cost estimates at the Morgan County Commission room. He said the sewer department has no funding yet.

Town Recorder Susan Webster said public water customers are not obligated to hook up to the water lines like the sewer customers, who must hook up to the sewer lines. Crunkleton said 120 customers would be served on the sewer line.

He said he would like the town to extend its water lines. The town’s water department has the first right of refusal, Crunkleton said.

Webster said the West Virginia Public Service Commission (WVPSC) allows water lines to be extended 25 miles outside the town limits. She said the council will refer this to the town-owned water department, Berkeley Springs Water Works.

2 Comments

  1. Jeanne Mozier on June 27, 2019 at 6:47 am

    It is very distressing that folks are pushing to have the water lines extended. The springs are not unlimited and apparently no one recalls that there was a moratorium on water hookups just a few years ago. How do we guarantee there will be enough water from the springs for emergencies, for living through a drought, for growth in town? And there are NOT other major water sources available. Folks should read the extensive water study done about a decade ago on the county website. I wish I had more confidence in the water decisionmakers.

  2. Chuck on June 27, 2019 at 10:03 am

    One would think with the amount of rain we have had over the past several years and what we get each year , The underground aquafiers would constantly replenish themselves over and over.

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