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Water utility to acquire private outfit in Ligonier Township

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 8:21 p.m.
 

The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County will take over water service for homes on the Richard King Mellon estate in Ligonier Township.

Authority officials announced Wednesday it will absorb the private water treatment operation of Rolling Rock Farms, which operates on the 7,661-acre estate.

The utility will hand over about $90,000 in supplies to enable the RKM Trust to upgrade about 14,000 feet of water line, which services 36 residences on the property.

Authority Manager Chris Kerr said there will be no cost to ratepayers to take over the small, private system. As a result of the deal the estate will become a water customer of the authority. It had previously operated its own small, independent water service.

“This will give us an opportunity to expand and serve other areas such as Rector. It opens up some more territories for us,” Kerr said.

The authority in late 2012 expanded its service into Ligonier after it completed construction of a pipeline that enabled it to purchase water from the city of Johnstown.

 

 
 


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