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Statement from the RCH Water Supply Corporation regarding action taken by the City of McLendon-Chisholm

RCH has been made aware of the actions taken by the City Council of McLendon-Chisholm at its most recent city council meeting.  While we cannot comment on pending litigation, RCH is disappointed that the elected city officials have taken this action rather than work through the RFP process approved by the RCH Board.  The City submitted a proposal to RCH a few weeks ago, and the Board of Directors wants to conduct an RFP to ensure that any action taken regarding RCH is the best for its members.   It is the Board’s opinion that an RFP will provide the RCH membership with the best option for the RCH system.  RCH is moving expeditiously under the new Board and the distraction and expense of a lawsuit will only delay good progress.

It is worth stating that, even during this transition: (1) our water remains safe and is being monitored by certified operators; (2) RCH continues to be financially secure, paying all bills as required even while billing its members has been delayed; and (3) the Board remains committed to doing what is best for the entire RCH membership – those within the city limits of McLendon-Chisholm, those within the ETJ of McLendon-Chisholm and those outside of the ETJ. RCH is exploring upgraded meters which can be read remotely in order to aid the billing process.