A public hearing took place at the Christian County Courthouse this morning regarding the possible transfer of water service from the county to HWEA in the near future.
Most of the areas in question are in the Pembroke region and not in any city limits. They include Pembroke Road, Old Edwards Mill Road, Salubra Springs Road and East Nashville Street. Davenport Lane and a portion of U.S. 68 west of Hopkinsville are also included.
Christian County Attorney Mike Foster says the county is currently buying water from HWEA and selling it to the customer, so a transfer of service would cut the customers’ water bill.
The transfer would require property owners to sign a consent for annexation into Hopkinsville, though it’s very possible the city would never make the annex happen.
Foster says the one resident who spoke against the measure did not want to be annexed and her concerns will be taken into consideration.
The hearing was only the first step in the process, which will require approval from various government agencies.