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‘Worth the price’: Pioneer spends more than $500K on plant litigation
December 7, 2017 – 9:56 pm | No Comment
‘Worth the price’: Pioneer spends more than $500K on plant litigation | Test

After spending more than half a million dollars on litigation defending the construction of a multimillion-dollar water treatment plant, Pioneer Rural Water District general manager Terry Pruitt has no regrets.

City will not appeal Pioneer ruling
November 13, 2017 – 9:13 pm | No Comment
City will not appeal Pioneer ruling | Test

Seneca city administrator Greg Dietterick confirmed on Monday the city of Seneca will not appeal a recent decision by Judge R. Lawton McIntosh to deny a request for an injunction against a local water district’s construction of a $21 million water treatment plant.

Pioneer approaches halfway mark on treatment plant construction
November 9, 2017 – 10:58 pm | No Comment
Pioneer approaches halfway mark on treatment plant construction | Test

The Pioneer Rural Water District treatment plant under construction by Harper Corporation is nearly halfway finished.

Official questions court’s motives in Pioneer case
November 3, 2017 – 11:16 pm | No Comment
Official questions court’s motives in Pioneer case | Test

Seneca city administrator Greg Dietterick blasted a judge’s ruling denying requests to stop construction of a multi-million-dollar water treatment plant by a local water district.

Water district prevails as judge denies injunction request
October 6, 2017 – 12:19 am | No Comment
Water district prevails as judge denies injunction request | Test

Judge R. Lawton McIntosh ruled in Pioneer Rural Water District’s favor on Thursday when he denied a request to stop construction of a $21.4 million water treatment plant.

Plaintiffs file post-trial brief in Pioneer case
October 5, 2017 – 9:27 pm | No Comment
Plaintiffs file post-trial brief in Pioneer case | Test

The plaintiffs in a legal battle with Pioneer Rural Water District over construction of a water treatment plant concluded their post-trial brief by claiming Pioneer broke state law when it entered into a $17 million contract with a construction company.

Judge: ‘Imperfections’ in notice do not invalidate audit
October 4, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Judge: ‘Imperfections’ in notice do not invalidate audit | Test

Attorneys for Pioneer Rural Water District filed a post-trial memorandum on Monday claiming “imperfections” in a notice for a 2013 audit on the proposal of a new water treatment plant do not invalidate the audit or justify an injunction against construction.

New Pioneer board member ready for plant
October 4, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
New Pioneer board member ready for plant | Test

After winning the election for the District 2 seat on a local water district’s board of directors by one vote, Ronnie Williams is looking forward to a future with a new water treatment plant.

Judge: State law does not prohibit Pioneer facility
September 1, 2017 – 12:01 am | No Comment
Judge: State law does not prohibit Pioneer facility | Test

A trial set to determine whether Pioneer Rural Water District must stop construction of a $21.6 million water treatment plant concluded on Thursday when the judge ruled state law does not bar Pioneer from building a water treatment facility.

Pioneer head unsure if auditor knew of $17M contract
August 30, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Pioneer head unsure if auditor knew of $17M contract | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District general manager Terry Pruitt testified on Tuesday he did not know if Pioneer officials informed accounting firm Payne, White and Schmutz the water district had entered into a $17 million construction contract before conducting an audit.