Warrenton holds emergency meeting, awards drilling contract for well

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 11 at 10:22 PM

WARRENTON, Mo (KMOV.com) – The City of Warrenton called an emergency meeting to address water conservation concerns.

At the meeting, aldermen voted unanimously to award a contract to Flynn Drilling Company to immediately begin work to replace and upgrade pumping equipment at one of the City’s wells.

The work will allow the pump to be placed at a lower depth, which will provide more water in the ongoing drought.

To pay for the contract, the city will reallocate budgeted funds.

City Officials hope this contract will alleviate the critical water situation and end the mandatory water conservation measures once the work is completed next week.

Until then, conservation measures remain in place. The prohibited actions include watering yards, washing motor vehicles, filling swimming pools, cleaning exterior surfaces, dust control, flushing mains, sale of bulk water to haulers and use of fire hydrants except for fighting fires.

The municipal pool will also remain closed.

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