Growing Pains Drain Water Supply

1 decade 3 years 5 months ago Wednesday, February 22 2006 Feb 22, 2006 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 9:58:53 PM CST February 22, 2006 in News

Now, Ashland is about to increase its water supply so there is enough to go around.

Carolyn Selby's hair salon washes a lot of hair.

"Probably between the three of us, at least 35 people we run through here a day," she said. "It takes a lot of water."

Ashland has doubled in size in the past 16 years.

"It's the increase in demand," said City Administrator Ken Eftink. "As the city continues to grow, there will be more need for water.

Now officials are trying to keep up with those growing needs.

"We are in the process of buying two acres of land on the south side of town for a new well and elevated storage tank," Eftink added.

Ashland is also partnering with the Boone County water supply to combine the two systems.

"If one of our wells has to go down for maintenance, the other well and storage tank can provide the community with the water we need," Eftink explained.

Residents will pay for construction through higher water fees, which doesn't bother Selby.

"We have really good officials who know what they're doing," she said.

Ashland will finish buying land for the well and tank in March.

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