If a transition isn’t made by the deadline, 700 homes could face potential evacuation, PSC says.
The privately owned Bullitt Utilities can abandon its sewer system that serves about 700 customers in the Hunters Hollow and Hillview areas of Bullitt County, the Kentucky Public Service Commission has determined.
Its order Monday said the PCS will go to Franklin Circuit Court as soon as possible to seek appointment of a temporary operator, to begin running the system prior to a Sept. 30 deadline, when the company would be allowed to walk away.
The commission intends to seek appointment of the Bullitt County Sanitation District to take over, because it offers the best opportunity for the continuation of service to the customers of Bullitt Utilities, according to a press release. The sanitation district is already treating wastewater from the failed private system, and its director earlier told The Courier-Journal he anticipated the change.