Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Contract Needed To Provide Water For Airport

The Cookeville Water Department has entered into a new agreement with the O'Connor Utility District -- to help that agency provide more water to its customers. Director Ronnie Kelly told the Cookeville city council this month that the district is requesting that O'Connor's maximum water consumption be increased from the current 12 million gallons per month up to 20 million gallons per month. He says the increase was needed to serve a new industrial park and to provide a 12-inch water line over to the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. O'Connor Utility District serves an area of northern White County -- between Cookeville and Sparta.