Posted on: March 31, 2017

City to Provide Maintenance Services to Markout WSC

Forney Water Tower

The City of Forney recently reached an agreement with Markout Water Supply Corporation (WSC) to provide maintenance services for the Markout WSC system. Markout WSC will be compensating the City for these services which include, repairing small water leaks, performing pump station repairs and maintenance, reading water meters, responding to work orders, routine system flushings, providing the necessary reports to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and other associated daily activities.

This agreement with the Markout WSC, came as a result from their an unsuccessful merger with the Talty Special Utility District, which failed to receive a two-thirds majority of votes from current Markout WSC customers in an April 2016 vote.

Since September of 2016, the City has been thoroughly reviewing the Markout WSC system and records, after Markout had approached the City to take over their entire system. As of today, the City is still conducting its study for a possible system merger. Any decision of a merger will have to be approved by the City Council at a meeting in the future. For a complete copy of the agreement, please visit http://www.cityofforney.org/DocumentCenter/View/1998.

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