Lake Barkley Water looks to add "Regional" to name
by Alan Reed
Sep 20, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lake Barkley Water District announced approval to sell water to two new wholesale customers at the September 11 board meeting. Christian County and Stewart, Co. Tenn. will both be purchasing water at a rate of $1.65 per thousand gallons.

District Superintendent Terry Goins said that with approval from the Public Services Commission, the Lake Barkley District could begin the transactions, after a year of work on the project.

Currently, Stewart County is creating the needed infrastructure to access Barkley Lake’s network.

“We’ve ordered materials for our meter and they are laying pipe for it now. I hope we get that big tank at Pete Light Springs to back it up,” said Goins, referring to a larger elevated tank to add additional storage and water pressure for local and wholesale customers. The Pete Light Springs tank replacement is part of a proposed $5.9 million improvement plan to the water district.

Goins agreed with the board that the addition of two new wholesale customers would mean additional revenue. The Christian County purchase would be used in the Gracey area.

The Public Service Commission has completed its annual inspection of the Barkley Lake Water District and issued a report with zero deficiencies, according to Goins. “Of all my years working here, this is the first time we have ever had an inspection with zero deficiencies.”
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