PSD ordered to alter project proposal
The West Virginia Public Service Commission issued an order Wednesday regarding the Pocahontas County Public Service District's proposal for a new wastewater treatment facility at Snowshoe.
The PSC order requires that a single-plant regional waste water project, instead of a decentralized project, be built to service the Snowshoe/Slaty Fork area.
The order states “the status conference testimony indicated that Dr. Rigby and the District have sufficient data available to amend the Facility Plan to propose a centralized project.”
“It is now clear from the July 13, 2012 status conference testimony and evidence that continued pursuit of a decentralized project would be unreasonable and not in the public interest.”
PSD chairman Tom Shipley declined to make a comment until he has had a chance to read the 27-page order.
The PSC withheld ruling on placing the embattled plant proposal into receivership, giving the PSD 60 days to amend its facilities plan and file applications for funding and permitting for a centralized, 550,000-gallon-per-day facility.
View the official PSC order here.