water 300EARLINGTON, Ky. (10/25/13) - Earlington residents' water supply is on for the moment, but the source could dry up soon. The city is currently delinquent with outstanding invoices of nearly $25,000 which is a total of two months' bills.

“Currently the water has not been shut off,” said Hopkins County Attorney, Todd P’Pool. “I represent the South Hopkins Water District, and them keeping the water on is out of good faith. The South Hopkins Water District has that right to deliver water service.”

P’Pool also told SurfKY News that if the city of Earlington does not pay its invoices soon, the water will be shut off.

P’Pool said he also sent formal notice to the office of the city’s attorney questioning the water rate charge for residents of Earlington. The rates are above and beyond the cost of $2.48 per thousand gallons while the city charges residents $14.35 per 1,000 gallons of water usage, he said.

The attorneys that represent the city of Earlington replied to P'Pool's questions via email, which he shared with SurfKY News.

The reply stated that city system loses between 32 and 57 percent of the water it purchases from the South Hopkins Water District. Their sewer system also gains up to 400 percent into its sewer system, which is pumped into the Madisonville sewer system.

Earlington's sewer system has been leaking for a long time and requires a very expensive repair the city hasn’t been able to secure funds for, the email stated.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6775

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 5935

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 3976

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 3078

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 2595

Kentucky State Park Camping Deal Offered in…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 19431

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12161

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 02, 2015 5935

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
September 02, 2015 3077

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2496

UPDATE: Missing Teen Located

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2296

Woman Allegedly Passed Out at Wheel Charged with…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1859

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - September 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1191

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1134

Gov. Beshear's Statement on County Clerks,…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1078

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1021

Blood Drive Boosts Blood Bank Deposits

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 997

GPD Conducting Safety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News