Salyersville water treatment debt could mean 25% price hike
The Salyersville Water District is trying to figure out how to fix its crippling debt problem. City officials say Salyersville Water Works is currently in debt nearly $180,000, and it's just getting worse. Mayor Shepherd is now looking at bringing in Utility Management Group to help figure out a solution. Salyersville residents say they are fearing rate increases, but both UMG and Mayor Shepherd agree that they are probably necessary. If UMG steps in, they say Salyersville will likely see see a slow turnaround within six months. Residents can expect to pay nearly 25% more, though those numbers can not be finalized until UMG gathers all the data needed. The City Commission will meet Wednesday for a final discussion and vote on the possible solutions.