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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