The Orchard City trustees, acting on July 10, approved a resolution giving the mayor authority to sign their agreement for a treated-water cross connection with the Coalby Domestic Water Users system.
A water system cross connection between the two Ward Creek drainage systems has been discussed for many years.
The cross connection is not intended to be a water-sharing facility, trustees noted; rather, it is intended for emergency use only, according to the trustee discussion at the Orchard City board meeting on July 10.
The agreement will give the mayor discretion of determining when an emergency situation exists. Depending on other relevant factors at the time, a drought situation may or may not entirely qualify as an emergency situation, trustees noted. The town board has discussed on several occasions that the cross connection is seen as an emergency supply for Coalby, not as a backup or reserve supply. Costs of the connection were paid for by the Coalby users, it was noted.blog comments powered by Disqus