HALEYVILLE - To raise or keep sewer rates the same was a key topic of discussion for the Haleyville Water and Sewer Board during their meeting Tuesday, April 24 at the water warehouse.
Water board members looked at different scenarios and the results they might bring, using financial statements as guidelines.
“Our customer base has dropped over time,” said Lane Bates, general manager. “I’ve been watching it for years.”
Further ideas were discussed about increasing revenue in the sewer department and cutting expenses. Nothing concrete was decided however, so discussion moved to the 2017 drinking water quality report. The toxicity test has been passed this year, and the board will have a mail-out of the report in May.
After the minutes from the previous meeting were passed, finances were reviewed. Income was good for the water department for the month of March, and sewer revenue is up. An additional pump station has been installed because of a bathroom installation on the playground at Haleyville Elementary School.
With no other business, the meeting was adjourned. The next Haleyville Water Board meeting will be Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the warehouse building.
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