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McKinney requests water from Hustonville

August 06, 2003|EMILY BURTON

HUSTONVILLE - McKinney water district Chairman Les Gooch asked Hustonville City Council Tuesday night to consider selling water to McKinney to help alleviate the district's water costs and low water pressure.

According to Gooch, McKinney water customers have been complaining of low pressure and are occasionally losing water service, due to limited supplies from Stanford and Eubank. Gooch said Stanford is looking into raising its water rates higher than what McKinney was hoping to pay.

"We continually have a problem with Stanford. At the present time, they want to raise our rates out of sight," said Gooch. "We're not asking to buy all of it from Hustonville, but we need an alternative."

Should Hustonville decide to sell water to McKinney, it would first have to ask permission from Danville, who supplies water to Hustonville. In turn, Danville would have to get permission from Kentucky Utilities before any additional water could be sold.

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Any additional water lines to McKinney would have to connect to the main line on the west side of U.S. 127 and run under the highway, providing water to the east side of 127 and future Hustonville developments, benefiting both McKinney and Hustonville.

"This is a plus, plus situation," said Leon Collins, superintendent of water distribution of Danville and Hustonville. "It would be beneficial to have in terms of supply, plus it would help us run a line across that road to help our developments over there."

Hustonville council members voted to pursue the possibility of asking Danville for permission to sell water to McKinney.

No plans will be drafted until permission from KU and Danville is obtained and Hustonville members have voted to sell the water.

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