(Carroll) City officials in Carroll continue to look into methods to ensure an ample water supply for residents.
Public Works director Randy Krauel says they've done some test drilling and test pumping. They've found a couple of promising locations for developing additional well water sources. The city has a reported $1.5 Million budgeted for additional wells.
"The cost of developing those is in that $1.5 Million range for either and those are within the same aquifer that Carroll currently draws water from it's the Dakota sandstone aquifer," stated Krauel.
They are also looking into some alternative aquifers for well water sources that are still under consideration.
"We have kept our citizens apprised of what's been going on and we are still in that decision making process so nothing firm yet but we are moving closer to where we believe we should develop an additional water source."
A water emergency was proclaimed in April and residents are still being asked to conserve water. Krauel says even though lawn watering season is over, usage is still down. Krauel says the city could get by for a few years with what they have, but long term this is the way to go.
"In the little longer term it's probably time for the city to be in the process of identifying an additional water source for any type of project growth and then the opportunity to be able to get through some of the drier years and provide water that people want to use."
Krauel summed it up by saying in Carroll they like green lawns and they would like to be able to provide that water for their use of that's what the residents desire.