Regional wastewater bill makes waves

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Floyd, Higdon: May have unintended consequences

By Erin L. McCoy

A bill to create one or more regional wastewater treatment commissions in a seven-county district including Nelson and surrounding counties has aroused concern among local lawmakers who believe the bill may raise costs for wastewater customers rather than lower them.

House Bill 26, “An act relating to wastewater,” will be on the House Local Government Committee’s docket Feb. 9, according to Roger Recktenwald, director of research and planning at the Kentucky Association of Counties and a proponent of the bill.

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