Poca Voters Head to Polls Over Sewer System

POCA, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- Voters in Poca, WV are deciding whether to sell their sewer system to the Putnam Public Service District.

Poca Mayor Jim Caruthers said the system is aging and becoming expensive to maintain.

The Putnam P.S.D would inherit about $1.8 million in debts from the system.

He also said customers could see a rate increase if the system isn't taken over.

"Our system is 30 years old and it's starting to have a lot of maintenance issues plus we're nested here between Nitro and Putnam PSD and we really have no place we can grow," said Poca Mayor, Jim Caruthers.

City officials said turnout was low, about 10%.

They also said early voting took place during the past two weeks.

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