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Old 02-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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This is really good news for the county and the state of West Virginia from an economic and employment perspective. However, one thing concerns me.....how will the use of over 3 to 5 million gallons of water per day affect the local water supply? Where are they going to get all that water? Hopefully, it will come directly from the Potomac River and not underground aquifers.

Excerpt from news article: "Berkeley County Councilman Jim Barnhart told fellow council members in October that the company, should it locate in the county, would use 3 million to 5 million gallons of water per day, according to meeting minutes."
See Major employer could be coming to Berkeley County - Herald Mail Media: West Virginia

Currently, all households and businesses in Berkeley County use a little over 3 million gallons combined in a day, according to the Herald-Mail. How is the county's infrastructure going to handle twice the capacity or more? And, will this cost of upgrading infrastructure eventually be passed on to the tax payer?

These questions have yet to be asked or at least answered.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:42 AM
Location: Central Maine
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Wow. Friends of ours still living in the Eastern Panhandle emailed and told us this was coming. Good for Martinsburg, Berkeley County and the Eastern Panhandle!!
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:03 PM
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I just ran across this article in the Charleston Gazette that seems to do a bit better job of laying out this development. The Eastern Panhandle has every reason to be optimistic going forward. This is great news for them. I think one thing this points out is the value of location relative to the major population centers for companies looking to expand... The Charleston Gazette | Procter & Gamble to build $500 million plant in Berkeley County
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Old Today, 11:21 AM
Location: 304
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WV MetroNews 'Fantastic turnout' for Procter & Gamble's first on-site job fair in Berkeley County - WV MetroNews

Very impressive facility!
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