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Lebanon, WWAWC agree on service areas

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WWAWC attorney Bob Rochelle, City Attorney Andy Wright, Mayor Philip Craighead, WWAWC Exec. Dir. Chris Leauber, WWAWC Chair Don Chambers, Public Works Commissioner Jeff

Mayor Philip Craighead hosted Water and Wastewater Authority of Wilson County representatives at City Hall on Monday to talk about a “historic agreement” that is a “win-win-win” for all involved.

The agreement, contingent on approval from Lebanon City Council during two readings, states how the city and WWAWC will work together in undeveloped areas, such as Beckwith Road, as progress occurs.

“We received a call from Mayor Craighead in December. I am excited about where we are going in the future,” said WWAWC Executive Director Chris Leauber.

Craighead added, “We sat down and worked out our bullet points of concern and found common ground that would move the city and Wilson County forward. We are coming together to work for Wilson County.”

According to the agreement, the parties will mutually agree upon and implement revised boundaries between the wastewater collection, treatment and disposal service area of the two entities.

Existing customers, including residential, commercial and industrial, located within the city’s wastewater service are and presently being served by the WWAWC, shall continue to be served by the WWAWC in compliance with federal, state and local rules.

In the agreement the city will also assist the WWAWC with resolutions of support for grants and low interest loans to be used to improve the water system to benefit residents, businesses and industries in the city.

Council was to consider the agreement on first reading at its June 17 meeting. If passed, council will consider it again on second reading at its July 1 meeting.

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