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Water purchases from Shepherdsville meter will cease to exist at end of April

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City has been losing money

By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents of Shepherdsville might be seeing a few less trucks hauling water around in the city limits.

While the operation of the quarter machines which sell waters has been losing money for years, Shepherdsville officials have been hesitant to eliminate them.

However, with the loss of more than $3,000 in the past year, councilmembers will cut off the water both for individuals and for commercial water haulers at the end of April.

City clerk Tammy Richmond said Shepherdsville has two commercial water haulers using the existing system behind the public works garage off Frank E. Simon Avenue. There is also a number of residents in the county who use the quarter machines off Joe B. Hall Avenue.

Richmond said the city spends a lot of money maintaining the existing machines and it is a losing proposition.

With a water system available at Highway 245, Shepherdsville councilmembers unanimously approved the closure of the city’s quarter machine and commercial vendor distribution facility.