Articles in Pioneer
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 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.
Oconee County administrator Scott Moulder testified in court on Monday the donation of property from the county to Pioneer Rural Water District was not an endorsement of a water treatment plant proposed by Pioneer.
A former District 5 nominee for the Pioneer Rural Water District board of directors has expressed concern about the election process.
After Pioneer Rural Water customers voted to keep Eddie J. Grant on the district’s board of directors, unanimous support from the board for a proposed $19 million water treatment plant seems imminent for the foreseeable future.
Less than a week before a local water district holds nominations for its board of directors, the plaintiffs in a legal battle over a proposed $19 million water treatment plant hit back at the district Friday when they alleged it broke state law by contracting for the plant.
Judge R. Lawton McIntosh has based his denial of a motion to halt construction of a proposed $19 million water treatment plant on timing.
Although the larger of two water suppliers increased its rates by only one penny over five years, a local water district cites “indefensible increases in water prices” as justification for building a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.