Utilities to buy new water meters

By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry informed the City Utilities Commission on Thursday, Oct. 15 that new water meters will be purchased soon.

During the regularly scheduled Leitchfield Utilities Commission meeting on Thursday, Embry said annual tests were performed on the city’s water meters, and it was determined that nine two-inch water meters in poor condition must be replaced.

Embry said the meters will cost $2,500 a piece, and the utilities will likely begin purchasing two at a time in the near future instead of purchasing all nine at once.

In other business:

*Utilities Commissioner Alden Alley requested that the utilities look into extending the city gas line all the way around William Thomason Byway.

Currently, the gas line on the bypass extends more than halfway up the bypass, and Alley said the remaining area of the bypass consists of prime locations for businesses who may seek their utilities elsewhere if they are not already provided them by Leitchfield Utilities.

Embry said he would look into the cost of extending the gas line and report back to the Utilities Commission with his findings.

*The Utilities Commission entered executive session in regards to a sick leave request.


By Matt Lasley


Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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