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  1. Paperwork Delays County Water Project

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    July 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    Several residents in the south part of the county have never been connected to a rural water system. Most have resorted to wells, springs or hauling water from municipal or other sources, such as Tatum Springs near the community of Whitehouse.

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  2. Paperwork Continues For County Water Project

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    July 1, 2011 by wcobserver

    By Timothy D. Dennis WASHINGTON COUNTY – Several residents in the south part of the county have never been connected to a rural water system. Most have resorted to wells, springs or hauling water from municipal or other sources, such as Tatum Springs near the community of Whitehouse. In the dry summer months, hauling water becomes a daily routine for many, and places like Tatum Springs dry up early in the day because of so many people needing water. On August 9, Washington County was awarded a grant to construct a rural water system in the southern part of the county. Seventy-nine miles of pipe will bring water all the way to the community of Sunset near the edge of the county. To date, about 300 easements have been collected from landowners in order to allow the county to build the main pipeline through their properties. But before the construction contracts can be awarded, about 20 easements for running pipe across as many properties are still needed. The majority of the outstanding easements are held up by bankruptcy proceedings or by the properties being owned by out-of-state banks, but three to four landowners have refused to sign easements outright, said …

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  3. ​City Sails Through Audit Hearing

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    June 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    The Legislative Joint Auditing Committee was satisfied with West Fork’s assurance that their annual audits will be brought into compliance. Mayor Frances Hime, city attorney Tom Kieklak and seven council members appeared to testify before the committee in Little Rock on June 9 regarding the city’s failure to complete city audits in a timely manner.

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  4. West Fork Water Losses Dip

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    June 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    Amid battling a financial crisis, West Fork’s Water and Wastewater Utility did get some good news last week. Unaccounted water losses have dipped to their lowest levels since July, 2009.

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  5. Editorial: As West Fork Turns

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    June 22, 2011 by wcobserver

    They say the popularity of TV soap operas is waning; two long-running shows were recently canceled. Some suggest the decline is due to a rise in popularity of facebook games while others say it is due to the end of the middle class which means fewer stay-at-home moms – they’re all at work.

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  6. Water Woes Worsen

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    June 9, 2011 by wcobserver

    Expenses have outpaced revenue and will require a 14-percent rate increase to keep the city’s Water and Wastewater Utility out of red ink, according to its financial auditor who met with city officials recently in a special city council meeting.

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  7. Water Bailout Approved

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    June 5, 2011 by wcobserver

    City Council members approved rescuing the city’s financially strapped water and sewer department with a $25,000 loan on May 18, but said more information about the department’s finances was needed before they could get behind a 14-percent rate increase.

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