Public Service Commission urges deal on Page-Kincaid PSD

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Page-Kincaid Public Service District and West Virginia American Water Company will have to come to an agreement about the water system’s future or face a penalty from the state Public Service Commission.

West Virginia American Water previously proposed acquiring the local water system. The commission on Friday asked the utility to expand the offer to include either the acquisition of the existing water treatment plant or another interim item.

The commission also asked the Page-Kincaid Public Service District to accept the offer.

The PSD applied in 2019 for a certificate to rehabilitate its Fayette County water treatment plant for around $3.4 million. West Virginia American Water intervened in the case, proposing a wholesale purchase water agreement or acquisition. Discussions stalled over if the sewer system should be included.

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