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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.

Faires wants new negotiations with Pioneer
March 9, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Faires wants new negotiations with Pioneer | Test

City of Seneca utilities director Bob Faires asked for renewed negotiations to stop a proposed $19 million water treatment plant project Tuesday at the Pioneer Rural Water District’s board meeting.

Councilman asks for halt on Pioneer project
March 8, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Councilman asks for halt on Pioneer project | Test

Oconee County councilman Julian Davis asked for a 90-day halt to a proposed $19 million water treatment plant project Tuesday at the Pioneer Rural Water District’s board meeting.

Pioneer unsure of rates for new plant
March 3, 2017 – 10:18 pm | No Comment
Pioneer unsure of rates for new plant | Test

An Oconee County rural water provider with plans to build a $19.4 million treatment plant has not yet determined the rates it will charge customers for water once construction is completed.

Questions on Pioneer rate hike linger for sewer authority
January 31, 2017 – 10:59 pm | No Comment
Questions on Pioneer rate hike linger for sewer authority | Test

Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority commissioners say they still have more questions than answers about the impact Pioneer Rural Water District’s new plant will have on their bottom line.