The Times West Virginian

January 10, 2013

County provides $4,500 for Monumental PSD 

For transfer switches at two pump stations

By Nicole Lemal
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — With 860 households on its system, the Monumental Public Service District (PSD) was in need of financial assistance from the Marion County Commission to cover the costs of three phase transfer switches at two of its pump stations.

 On Wednesday morning, manager Eugene Chipps explained that they needed funding in order to keep up with the demand of the system. To keep up with the demand, the pump has to run 20 hours a day, according to Chipps. Water supply lasts for less than two days.

“Plus we sell water back to Fairview at times, too,” he added. “So, it really kills us.”

According to Chipps, the costs would accumulate to more than $5,300 for the two switches. Funding will be provided in the amount of $4,500 from Coal Severance.

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