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County joins cities in effort to stop Pioneer plant
March 31, 2017 – 10:59 pm | No Comment
County joins cities in effort to stop Pioneer plant | Test

Following suit with the cities of Seneca and Westminster a day earlier, Oconee County Council moved Friday to take legal action to halt the building of a $19 million water treatment plant by Pioneer Rural Water District.

Seneca, Westminster plan legal action to thwart Pioneer
March 31, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Seneca, Westminster plan legal action to thwart Pioneer | Test

The city councils of Seneca and Westminster moved Thursday to take legal action to halt the construction by the Pioneer Rural Water District of a $19 million water treatment plant that they believe violates the district’s charter.

Audit on Pioneer plant not ‘clean,’ state rep says
March 28, 2017 – 10:07 pm | No Comment
Audit on Pioneer plant not ‘clean,’ state rep says | Test

A local state legislator has expressed concern Pioneer Rural Water District did not follow the law requiring it to provide for an independent audit of a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.

Oversight body recommended Pioneer shrink proposed plant
March 25, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Oversight body recommended Pioneer shrink proposed plant | Test

By Justin Lee Campbell
The Journal
SENECA — An oversight body charged with monitoring Pioneer Rural Water District’s spending on capital projects recommended it consider downsizing a proposed $19 million water treatment plant after assessing a state-mandated …

Pioneer still pursuing plant despite new offer
March 22, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Pioneer still pursuing plant despite new offer | Test

Despite an improved contract offer from the city of Westminster, Pioneer Rural Water District signaled at a special called board meeting Tuesday that it plans on moving forward with building a $19 million water treatment plant.

Pioneer renews rate talks with cities
March 17, 2017 – 12:08 am | No Comment
Pioneer renews rate talks with cities | Test

Negotiations over water rates between the Pioneer Rural Water District and the cities of Seneca and Westminster were “very healthy,” Oconee County councilman Julian Davis said.

Oconee official: Pioneer project data ‘doesn’t add up’
March 15, 2017 – 11:08 pm | No Comment
Oconee official: Pioneer project data ‘doesn’t add up’ | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District’s general manager says constructing a planned $19 million water treatment plant is not based on future growth despite analysis from one Oconee County official suggesting the numbers for the project don’t add up otherwise.

Council votes to halt $19M Pioneer plant project
March 15, 2017 – 12:31 am | No Comment
Council votes to halt $19M Pioneer plant project | Test

With uncertainty over Pioneer Rural Water District’s numbers and the potential economic impact of its planned $19 million treatment plant, Oconee County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to explore “all means” to halt the project.

Pioneer ‘marking up’ water for pump station, official says
March 14, 2017 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Pioneer ‘marking up’ water for pump station, official says | Test

Oconee County footed a water bill of more than $2,300 this month from the Pioneer Rural Water District to maintain a minimum flow through its pump station at the Golden Corner Commerce Park near Fair Play.

Sandifer to request updated AG opinion on Pioneer
March 11, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Sandifer to request updated AG opinion on Pioneer | Test

A local lawmaker plans to ask the state attorney general’s office for an updated opinion on whether Pioneer Rural Water District’s establishing statutes allow for the construction of a water treatment facility.