Public Service Commission approves Oak Hill sewer project

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Public Service Commission has approved the city of Oak Hill to make 8.5 million dollars in improvements to its sewer system.

Oak Hill asked for approval on September 29, 2023. The project involves the overhaul of the wastewater collection and transmission systems in the former Arbuckle Public Service District.

The city will upgrade or replace 11,000 feet of sewer lines, fix two pump stations, and repair 480 manholes.

There will also be two new stations built.

To finance the upgrades, the city will increase rates by 14.5 percent for people who use more than 3,223 gallons. That will increase the monthly rate for those customers by $8.64.

Commercial rates will go up by 17.3 percent and industrial rates will go up by 17.5 percent.

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