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May 14, 2014

Corbin Utilities Commission updates contracts with 3 area water districts

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

In a very brief regular session Tuesday, the Corbin Utilities Commission approved addendums to water supply contracts that they currently have with three area water districts.

The contracts involve the Cumberland Falls Highway Water District, the Knox County Utility Commission and the Whitley County Water District.

CUC General Manager Ron Herd explained the three water districts would be helped by the updated contracts.

“The reason for this is that Cumberland Falls has to increase their flow. We’re updating the current contracts which will allow the districts to increase their water flow. Also, Cumberland Falls will be buying more water from us,” he noted.

Herd also stated negotiations will now begin on several power supply proposals for new contracts that would go into effect in April 2019.

It involves a wholesale power supply contract with Kentucky Utilities Company (KU), in which the CUC is a partial wholesale requirements customer.

Last month, Corbin Utilities Commisson and eight other municipal electric utilities — Barbourville, Berea, Frankfort, Falmouth, Madisonville, Paris, Providence and Bardwell — gave a termination notice to KU on their wholesale power supply contracts.

Two years ago, the City of Benham in Harlan County was given notice of termination by KU.

The ten municipal electric companies, and the city-owned utilities in Bardstown, are known as the “Kentucky Municipals.” KU currently provides them with an offset to their bills, in recognition of electricity generated by the Southeastern Power Administration.

In his General Manager’s Report, Herd mentioned locations have been identified for the use of three flow meters to analyze the flows in the Master Street sewer main.

He added a flow meter representative met with the CUC’s superintendent to look at the proposed locations and would update his quotation for the equipment needed to monitor the wet weather flows for design data.

Earlier this year, a loan to be used for the utility’s wastewater treatment flow upgrade project was applied for by the CUC from the Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund through the KIA (Kentucky Infrastructure Authority) and the Kentucky Division of Water. Herd told the board they would know later this year if the loan funds are awarded for the project.


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