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History: In the Beginning| Earl Morton

Prior to 1962, nearly everyone in the Craft area got their water from a well on their property, but due to numerous problems with the pumps, there was an obvious need for a public water system. In December of 1962 Earl Morton, a business owner, and long-time resident of the Craft community, met with a group consisting of 12 others from the area, to form a much-needed rural water system. At this meeting the group elected their officers, with Mr. Morton as President. By Government standards, a minimum number of customers were required to officially get a public water system started, so the task of signing up new customers began. Eventually the group had 132 customers and the Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation was born, Thanksgiving Day 1965. Today, the CTWS Corp. serves approximately 5,000 customers, supplying billions of gallons of water annually.

Posted by: Rhonda Briggs| Office Manager Sept. 28th, 2010

Per the Craft–Turney WSC Board of Directors, the Corporation does not bear the cost of repairing waterlines of the water system that are damaged as a result of the action of others.

The owner of the property is responsible for informing all contractors, other utility companies — anyone who will be digging on their property — of the location of the water line. An advance notice of 48 hours to our office prior to construction will allow us time to locate our waterline when needed. Please call (903) 586–9301 as early as possible before any construction begins.

Therefore, effective immediately, anyone responsible for damaging a water line of the water suply system will be required to pay all repair and replacement costs incurred by the water supply system for parts and labor, as well as water lost as a result of damage. Labor costs will be one and one–half times the regular labor costs of the Corporation's employees for work on holidays and weekends, and for the work performed outside normal working hours.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in this matter, and it is important that the Corporation be notified as soon as a line break or other damage occurs, so that the problem can be corrected promptly.

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