Callaway Gets New Taste for Water
Callaway Water District Two began a project this summer to add chlorine to its water system. A system that in many areas, has been used for quite awhile.
Water District Manager, Tony Callaway said, "We're unique in not chlorinating. We were. I'd go to meetings of my peers and I'd be the only one there that'd be pumping it out of the ground into the system. Well what do you do to it, well nothing. Well wait a minute, how do you treat it. We don't. You know, so we're in a sense catching up."
But catching up or not, most residents see this project as better late than never.
"Our well that we've got right now is not real strong you can pump it dry probably within two hours and my wife's got a lot of flowers, we're just anxious to have it," said water customer John Feltner.
He said in the summer time the well would run dry on him and he would pump about 1,000 gallons and he would run out of water, so this is one reason why he wanted to join county water.
"Glad to have it, we've been waiting a long time for it," said customer Rick Linderman.
The district began treating wells over the summer. And to begin the process, trenches have been dug in many areas. The system will add chlorine gas to one well at a time until the entire system has been treated.
The Department of Natural Resources made the recommendation for chlorine.