West Escambia Utilities

WEU water tower gets complete makeover
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore water tower has drawn a lot of attention over the past several months, as workers tethered to the tower’s apex began and continued the process of applying a complete makeover to the giant receptacle. “This one, they took down to the metal,” Kenny Smith, manager of West Escambia Utilities, explained of the work done on the tower located at the intersection of…
WEU’s rates increase
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer West Escambia Utilities customers in Atmore and the surrounding area will see a minimal increase in the cost of water and wastewater when they get their November bills. Kenny Smith, manager of the local public utility, said this week that the price of water used for bathing, drinking and cooking and general use has increased by 10 cents per 1,000 gallons, while wastewater has…
WEU’s ‘smart meters’ detect leaks, generate savings
West Escambia Utilities, the supplier of water to local homes and businesses, is now employing computerized water meters that can detect potential leaks, in turn lowering the cost of reading meters and saving the utility’s customers significant amounts of money. The new meters have been in place for several months, but WEU Manager Kenny Smith said utility personnel are still learning how to most effectively use them to their greatest…