Canute back in Clinton water talks
Purchase of water from the Town of Canute is back on the table as a partial answer to Clinton’s water shortage. But it’s there only as part of an agreement under which Clinton would pay Canute $80,000 for expenses the latter incurred under a memorandum of understanding the two municipalities signed in April of 2013.
The new deal will be considered by members of the Clinton City Council, acting as trustees of the Public Works Authority, at city meetings beginning at 5:30 this evening. They’re the council’s regular first-Tuesday-of-the-month meetings and of course are open to the public.
Under the MOU signed 14 months ago, Clinton agreed under certain conditions to purchase 750,000 gallons or more of treated water from Canute daily for the next 40 years. The water was to be treated at a new plant to be built by Canute, with Clinton’s water payments covering 90 percent of the plant’s cost.