Foss board reprioritizes to boring wells

“We’re shifting priorities. . . .We’re just trying to keep clear where we should be focusing.”

Finding water officially became top priority over treating it Monday night as directors of the Foss Master Conservancy District put a $14-million plan to begin upgrades to the lake’s treatment plant on hold.

“We’re shifting priorities,” Board Chairman David Berrong summed up near the end of the group’s regular July meeting. “We’re looking at groundwater. We’re just trying to keep clear where we should be focusing.”

And that clearly is now on finding water to treat.

“My recommendation is to put that on hold,” Plant Manager Ronnie Thompson said of the plant expansion program, suggesting that the board concentrate on getting more water into the reservoir. “I just don’t feel comfortable trying to move forward till we get water available,” he said.
 

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