Winchester Sun -- WMU Article Clarification (5-10-13)
The Winchester Sun reported in the headlines of Friday's, May 10, 2013 edition that the WMU Commission approved rate increases. The WMU Commission did not approve rate increases or take any action on information provided at the special called meeting May 9, 2013. The Commission reviewed information provided that detailed a rate increase from Kentucky River Authority (KRA) to WMU for withdrawal of raw water. KRA will increase fees to WMU beginning July 1, 2013 from $.06 per thousand gallons to $.13 per thousand gallons withdrawn. The KRA fee is shown as a line item on the water portion of WMU's utility bill and is a pass through cost to the customer. The fees collected are reimbursed to KRA and are used for rebuilding and improving the dams along the Kentucky River. Dam No. 10 provides the pool of water that is the supply for Winchester and the majority of Clark County.
It is expected that the WMU Commission will address the KRA rate increase approximately eight (8) months after the July 1, 2013 date. Should you have any questions or require additional information you can contact WMU's General Manager, Michael Flynn at (859) 744-5434.
The Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) main office is located at 150 N. Main Street, Winchester, Kentucky. WMU provides water service to a customer base of 11,500 direct customers and, through water sold for resale, to 2,220 customers of the East Clark County Water District and 214 customers of the Kentucky American Water Company. In total, WMU serves 13,934 water customers in Clark County.
Mike Anderson, Chairman
Paul Rodgers, Vice Chairman
Betty Berryman, Treasurer
Jimmy Powell, Secretary
Hon. Ed Burtner - Mayor, city of Winchester
Hon. Shannon Cox - Commissioner, city of Winchester
WMU Commission Meetings
The WMU Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 5:30 pm at 150 N. Main Street.
The Next Commission Meeting will be
May 2, 2013 - Cancelled
May 9, 2013 - Special Called Meeting
May 16, 2013 - Cancelled
May 23, 2013 - Special Called Meeting
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