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Posted: June 23, 2010 12:30 a.m.

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Oxford votes to replace master water meter on Cook Road

The Oxford city council voted five to one with council member Jim Windham opposed, to replace the master water meter on Cook Road at a called meeting Monday night.

The city, along with the city of Covington and Newton County Board of Commissioners, voted to install a revenue meter with double check valves on each side at a cost of $4,290 each.

The need, according to council member Terry Smith, came from the fact that water has been wheeling in both directions, especially when the county’s water and sewerage authority chose to turn on the pumping station on the Yellow River, according to unofficial minutes from the meeting. It creates fluctuations in both purchases and losses in water for the city.

The master water meter on Cook Road would provide a western looped water system that would maintain and improve pressure to the city and would also support future commercial growth in East Metro Industrial Park.

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