Commerce city manager Pete Pyrzenski met recently with Nicholson officials to discuss the possibility of the city providing water and sewer services to Nicholson.
The discussions were very preliminary, Pryzenski said.
“It was really a lunch and learn type of thing,” the city manager said. “We are hopeful. I think it’s worth a study. Obviously, we would look into that type of opportunity to serve them and meet those needs.”
On the sewer side, Nicholson has no public sewerage system, and leaders there see sewer service as critical to attracting commercial growth, particularly as they work toward creating a “town center.”
Pyrzenski said it was too early to speculate on how the city could serve Nicholson. “It probably would be where we would go (extend a line) to a certain point and they would have to come to that point,” he said.
The Nicholson Water Authority currently provides municipal water to Nicholson. The interest in water, Pyrzenski said, is strictly as a backup to the NWA in the event there is an emergency or a need for supplemental water.