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Electra Wells One Step Closer To Being Back
The City of Electra is looking at all options when it comes to water conservation to try and make sure it never runs out.
Electra commissioners addressed the ongoing drought and also reviewed steps its public works department is taking to secure extra water for its residents.
Electra Public Works Director David Simon told the commission E. coli and total coliform tests performed on the city's wells came back negative.
Simon says the wells are looking good and they're waiting on nitrate test results and a visit from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality officials before the wells can go online.
He says the city will continue to buy its water from Iowa Park, which buys its water from Wichita Falls, but having the wells as a back up is a great plan B.
Simon says the city is now looking at ways at making sure the well water is not lost when it makes its way from the well site near Punkin Center to Electra.
"When we have to bring it so far into town, if we have a main line leak, the tower go down, fire or something like that, we lose everything we produce," Simon says. "We can't keep up. If we can get a 500,000 or 1 million gallon tank out there; let the wells just keep on building, pumping in as we need it. I'd be great. That'll be the way to go."
Also, Simon gave commissioners an update on the city pool.
He says the pool is at capacity using city water but all of the refilling will be hauled in using well water.
Electra residents can expect the pool to open on May 31.