|PRO BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
The Knox County area is serviced by three electric power companies. There is adequate power available in the Mount Vernon area for practically any industry requirement. American Electric Power Company, one of the largest electric utilities in Ohio and one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric utilities, serves portions of Knox County. Electric energy is sold under uniform rate schedules throughout the service area of AEP. Knox County is also served by another established electric utility company. Licking Rural Electric was organized in 1936 to provide service to rural areas in Knox, Licking and portions of seven surrounding counties. LRE serves over 7,400 residential homes, farms, businesses, and industries in Knox County. Consolidated Electric Cooperative is a newly created cooperative that serves 937 customers in Middlebury, Wayne, Morris, Liberty, and Hilliard Townships in Knox County. This cooperative was created through a merger of Morrow Electric and Delaware Rural Electric Cooperatives which was effective July 1, 1996.
WATER & SEWER
Water in Centerburg is furnished by the municipal water system and is obtained from drilled wells with water treatment capacity of 170,000 GPD.
Water in Danville is furnished by the municipal water system and is obtained from drilled wells. The present capacity is 600,000 GPD with a surplus for industrial expansion of 350,000 GPD.
Water is furnished by the municipal water system and is obtained from two drilled wells. Village water treatment capacity is 665,000 GPD with 300,000 GPD for industrial expansion.
- Mount Vernon
The municipally-owned water works obtains a raw supply of 7,500,000 gallons from seven wells in the gravel deposits of the Kokosing Valley. The softening and purification plant is capable of producing 6.2 million gallons of water supply daily. The community's maximum short-come demand is 3 million gallons, leaving plenty available for new industrial use. The deep fill in the Utica River valley is capable of providing abundant supplies of underground water. Large quantities of raw water are also available from the Kokosing River where the average flow is 186 feet per minute.