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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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

October 01, 2015 7580

UPDATE: Madisonville Woman Charged after Bank…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 4884

Four Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Children…

by SurfKY News
October 01, 2015 3688

Clay Man Charged with Burglaries; Two Charged…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 3663

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 2983

Mahr Park Project Manager Describes Present,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 12770

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 10877

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 06, 2015 2923

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 2205

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 1388

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge for Earlington…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 821

Search Warrant Leads to Discovery of Indoor Grow…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 767

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 591

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 558

KSP Seeks Wanted Person

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 512

KSP Arrest Reports Released

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 508

Gov. Beshear Proclaims October - Cyber Security…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 409

OPD Search For Missing Boy

by SurfKY News