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Talquin Water and Wastewater Inc. may soon have bigger presence in Wakulla County

Posted at 5:59 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 17:59:08-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. — Talquin Water and Wastewater Incorporated may soon have more of a presence in Wakulla County.

Later this month, county leaders are inviting people to voice their opinion to determine whether the county's sale and transfer of its Riversink Water System Utility assets, located in Wakulla County, to Talquin Water and Wastewater, Inc. is in the public interest.

David Edwards, the county administrator, says this will help save money for people in Wakulla.

"It keeps us from having to raise the water rates. If we didn't raise the water rates we'd have to fund it out of our general fund which is not fair for the rest of the citizens of the county," said Edwards. "So this is a win-win for everyone in the county."

The public hearing will be October 21 at 5 p.m. at the Commission Chambers.