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Concerned residents pack Beulah water meeting

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jan 09, 2019

BEULAH – Concerned residents packed a meeting in Beulah over a proposal to switch water sources from stream water to well water Tuesday night.

The Pine Drive and Beulah water districts want to work together to complete the change. However, residents in the area expressed concerns about water availability and possible rate hikes.

Gayle Marlowe with the Beulah Water Works District said the change is necessary.

“It takes away the danger of stream water contamination it also it far less susceptible to drought if we switch to well water sources,” Marlowe said. “The stream will dry up before the well water does.”

The cost of the change is not yet known. Both the Pine Drive and Beulah water districts are expected to sign an agreement before the end of the month.