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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Louisville City Council Strikes Deal to Provide Water to Chesapeake

From the Canton Repository's summary of Louisville's May 21 City Council Meeting:

KEY ACTION  Approved a water-purchase agreement with Chesapeake Exploration through May 2017.
DISCUSSION  Chesapeake will use the water in its search for natural gas and oil in the Utica shale formation. The city will bill Chesapeake at the rate of $5 per 1,000 gallons of either effluent, raw or potable water. In the event of drought, operational or mechanical failure, any unforeseen problem or emergency situation, the city may suspend service. Emergency passage allows the agreement to take effect immediately.

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