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Update on Fountain's Current Water Situation


I wanted to give you a brief update on our current water situation. I also want to stress that if it wasn’t for the forward thinking by previous leadership both on staff and council we would be in a different situation today. Most notably when we think of the Southern Delivery System, while it was a difficult choice at the time it has proven to be a positive aspect for our system today. So as we continue to respond to the current water situation, we have been working hard to ensure you are represented and protected while dealing with this matter. I want to assure you we are communicating with the Air Force and setting the expectation that they do provide us answers, and work with us towards long term solutions.

Our Utilities Director, as well as the City Council, have been voicing our frustration while maintaining an open dialogue with our partners and the Air Force as we continue to provide safe, clean water. We recently received two filters from the Air Force and they are being installed and tested at the Library well site. We expect two more filters from the Air Force by the end of the month for the site at Aga Park, all with plans to complete testing and placing the filters in service over the next couple of months.

With your cooperation, throughout the summer, our community has stepped up its conservation efforts which have kept us from going into mandatory water restrictions. Thank you! Due to your efforts, and voluntary action, we are in a positive spot as we move into the fall months.

We are waiting for the Air Force’s site inspection review and will be obtaining the results early next week. Next Tuesday I, and other councilmembers and staff, will be attending an Air Force briefing. In addition, an open house is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, at Janitell Junior High from 5-8 p.m. The Air Force will be in attendance along with Fountain Utilities and others. The public is welcome and there will be tables set up with information from involved entities including Fountain.

While this is a City Council meeting night we saw this as an important event which we want to attend. Hence, Council decided to move our normal meeting start time from 6 p.m. to one hour later at 7 p.m. We will still hold our regular meeting; just an hour later so if you’d like to attend both this gives you that opportunity.

I hope to see you at the open house next week at Janitell Junior High on Tuesday, July 25 starting at 5 p.m. We are committed to continued support of our community and the need for clean, safe water.


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