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PUC approves Columbia Water acquisition of Marietta system

By - Last modified: August 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has approved the $3.5 million acquisition of assets and services of The Marietta Gravity Water Co. by Columbia Water Co. in Lancaster County, the commission said.

The entities filed a joint application in January to transfer the Marietta Gravity water system, assets used and useful to operate the system, rights and service obligations to Columbia Water, according to the PUC.

The Marietta Gravity service territory has been the Borough of Marietta in Lancaster County as well as portions of East Donegal Township in Lancaster County and Hellam Township in York County, according to a copy of the PUC's approval order.

The Columbia Water territory has been the boroughs of Columbia and Mountville, and portions of East Donegal, Manor, Rapho and West Hempfield townships in Lancaster County, the document stated.

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey covers York County, agribusiness, energy and environment, and workforce issues. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at brentb@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @brentburkey.

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