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November 14, 2013

County authority OKs Hooversville water plan

SOMERSET — Hooversville Borough residents are one step closer to getting connected to the Quemahoning Pipeline after the Somerset County General Authority approved the project on Thursday.

Hooversville will have to put in a connection to Conemaugh Township Municipal Authority’s water system, which is connected to the Que line, county Solicitor Daniel Rullo said.

The agreement approved Thursday sets the wholesale price at $2.25 for 1,000 gallons of water, which is the same price approved recently for the Jefferson Township-Bakersville connection, Rullo said.

In addition, the township municipal authority would get

90 cents for each 1,000 gallons transported through its system to Hooversville.

Conemaugh’s transport fee is set at 40 percent of the wholesale cost of the water, Rullo explained.

Conemaugh’s authority is expected to ratify the agreement at its December meeting, Rullo said.

“I think it’s a win-win-win situation,” Rullo said.

“The county will have a new revenue stream. Conemaugh Township gets additional revenue and infrastructure.

“And the residents of Hoo­versville get good, potable water to replace a system that has had problems.”

Randy Griffith covers health care for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/photogriffer57.

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