Clarksburg Water Board makes change to its vehicle policy

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The Clarksburg Water Board has made a change to its vehicle policy for on-call and emergency employees.

After recently considering a change, the water board has decided to apply a policy requiring Harrison County residency as a condition of employment to new employees only.

This means current employees can continue to live outside the county and use company vehicles.

The board’s general manager Richard Welch explained the thought process behind the decision.

“We did it out of concern for our rate payers. We want to be efficient and we want to control where our vehicles are for liability purposes and to keep a cap on our costs,” said Welch.

In other business, the board has decided to spend $95,000 to buy new data collectors to make meter reading more efficient.

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