12/18/2013 4:02 PM
by Karen Franklin
FAYETTEVILLE - The Fayette County government is hoping to get financial help from the officials in Charleston to improve a town's sewage system.
On Wednesday, the Fayette County Commission agreed to reimburse the Town of Meadow Bridge for an $8,000 sewage pump they say is no longer functioning.
Commissioners told Newswatch that two of the three sewage stations are operating on just one working pump. Officials are hoping the Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's Emergency Contingency Fund will pay for the a recently stolen pump.
Commissioners called the current sewage situation a "critical matter."
"If it were to happen that either one of these two pumps that are working failed, then the system fails, and obviously doesn't take long for the sewage simply to not flow, and you can picture the problems that come with the system simply coming to a halt," Commissioner Matthew Wender told WOAY."
Wender said the commission plans to invite legislative members to its Jan. 3 meeting to discuss future plans and address other sewage issues.