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Daily and Sunday Review
The boil water advisory was lifted after water samples tested negative for the presence of bacteria, New Albany Borough President David Hindman said."The water is safe to drink," Hindman said on Saturday.Customers of the New Albany water system had been under a boil water advisory since Feb. 18, when residents began experiencing low water pressure and dirty water.The advisory required residents to boil water that was used for drinking or cooking.Due to the lifting of the boil water advisory, residents no longer have to boil their water, Hindman said.On Wednesday, borough workers repaired a leak that was causing the low water pressure, Hindman said.The water pressure rose back up to normal on Thursday and has remained normal since then, Hindman said.While borough workers were repairing a second leak on Saturday, that does not represent a health threat to residents, he said.That leak does not represent a health threat because, since the water pressure has been restored to normal levels, water is traveling out of the leak and is not being sucked into the municipal water system, Hindman said."Our water is going out of the leak," he said."The leak won't pull any bad water in."The leak that was being repaired Saturday was on a very small line at New Albany's sewer plant.
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Daily and Sunday Review - News - 12/28/2005 - Water and sewer rates to increase by 5 percent
The Borough Council of New Albany is proposing a water rate increase for New Albany residents, partly due to a new 5 percent increase in the cost of purchasing bulk water from the TMA, New Albany Borough Council President David Hindman said.
...The New Albany Borough Council
is proposing to increase its water rates to a flat fee of $11.50, plus a charge of $3.50 for each 1,000 gallons used, Hindman
said.The current rate is a flat fee of $10, plus a charge of $3 for each 1,000 gallons of water used.The rate increase is being proposed due to the anticipated rate increase by the TMA
, to debt service on the water mains that were installed a couple of years ago and the cost of purchasing a pump to transfer water from the TMA system to New Albany's system, as well as to cost increases in other areas, Hindman
said.The council is scheduled to vote on the rate increase tonight."This is the first rate increase we've had in four years," he
did not believe the TMA increase would require a further increase in the water rates charged to New Albany Borough residents.
New Albany "On The Net" - Borough Council Minutes
The following were in attendance: David Hindman, Phyllis Sturdevant, Dan Dunham, Josh McGroarty, Linda Abrams, Bill Thompson, Joe Keeney, Robert Manahan and Elaine Shirk.
...Dave Hindman, Joe Keeney, Josh McGroarty and Bill Thompson.
Joe Keeney nominated Dave Hindman
for President, Josh McGroarty seconded the motion.
nominated Linda Abrams for Vice President, Josh McGroarty seconded the motion.
made a motion to close the nominations.
took control of the meeting at this point.
will talk with Stiffler about the study.
made a motion to have Bill Thompson attend the Water Operator Course, Linda Abrams seconded the motion, the vote was unanimous.
will call GPU.
made a motion that the Borough should pay for anyone who would like to attend.
and Dan Dunham would like to attend both days, Bill Thompson would like to attend 2nd day only.
is looking for a volunteer to see what needs to be done and coordinate the effort.Dave
received a letter from DEP stating that they making an Engineering Assistant available to work with communities with water systems, if desired.Dave Hindman
We have received the annual retainer bill for our Attorney.
would like to review the Borough Insurance Policies and rates. Dave
got a letter from GPU regarding different suppliers, Dave
will contact GPU and will discuss at next meeting. Dave Hindman
made a motion to buy a Polaroid Camera for $50.00.