Arbitration Complaint Against Cherokee Metropolitan District
Meridian Service Metropolitan Districtís first and highest responsibility is and always has been protecting the interests of our customers. To that end, on July 19, 2019, Meridian filed an arbitration proceeding against Cherokee Metropolitan District. Cherokee is a water and sewer district that owns and operates the Cherokee Wastewater Treatment Facility of which Meridian owns 45.8% of its treatment capacity. Meridian and Cherokee had previously entered into a contract that required Cherokee to process and treat Meridianís wastewater. Meridian believes that Cherokee has not complied with its obligations under that contract. Because of Cherokeeís actions, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has determined that the Cherokee Wastewater Facility is not in compliance with Colorado law. In order to meet its obligation to bring the facility into compliance with state law, Cherokee seeks tens of millions of dollars from our customers to correct defects in Cherokeeís design and construction of the facility that Cherokee caused or allowed to occur. Meridian disagrees with Cherokeeís position that Meridianís customers should pay to fix these failures because we feel those failures are Cherokeeís sole responsibility. After unsuccessful attempts to reach agreement with Cherokee, Meridian has started the process of arbitration against Cherokee. We have a very good team of people working on this matter and we will update you as much as we legally can by posting periodic updates on this website. Please direct all inquiries about this matter to David Pelser, the General Manager of Meridian Service Metropolitan District, at (719) 495-6567.
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