- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - At its current rate of spending, West Virginia American Water Co. says it would take nearly 400 years to replace all of its water mains.

And that’s an improvement from a few years ago.

The Charleston Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1IgTaxl) that water company officials told regulators that while their pace for replacing main water supply lines was perhaps adequate, it’s far from ideal.

The company once was spending so little on water main projects that it projected a 2,700-year replacement schedule.

The company has a pending request before the Public Service Commission for a rate increase of $35.5 million.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com

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