Tuesday, April 12, 2016

PSC launches investigation into Martin County Water

The Kentucky Public Service Commission yesterday opened an investigation into Martin County Water District. The PSC noted in an order that the investigation is necessary due to longstanding problems that have not been addressed. In particular, the order points to water loss, with the utility unable to account for six out of every 10 gallons it produces or purchases. That is four times what is normally permitted. In addition, the PSC says Martin County Water has not taken corrective action mandated by a management audit conducted by the regulator in 2007. The order also cites concerns with service and water quality brought to the PSC’s attention by a customer complaint. The investigation is the third action taken against Martin County Water since 2002.