State Looks to Take Over Martin Co. Water District

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is recommending a takeover of a troubled eastern Kentucky water district.

Beshear’s office released a report on recommending that the Public Service Commission force the Martin County Water District into receivership, which would give an outside corporation or utility control of daily operations.

The district has been plagued with reports of poor water quality and reliability and some residents have gone days without running water.

The report says the Martin County Water District has repeatedly failed to take steps to improve its finances and operations, despite specific recommendations from state regulators and an independent auditor.

Source: MG News

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