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City of Bullard repairs largest water well, votes to build new one for $1.9M


POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:56pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 7:24pm

The city of Bullard has nearly doubled in population over the last 5 years. So city officials are working to reduce this growing strain on local resources, like water. 

First on the list, is the construction of a new water well, for $1.9 million dollars. KETK spoke with Bullard's City Manager, Larry Morgan, who said, "We've been preparing for future growth now, certainly for the 9 years I've been here and a little bit before that".  While its future location is still to be determined, the city is now making repairs to their largest water well, which pumps 2 million gallons of water a month.

Morgan said, "When we first put it online, it was around 550 gallons per minute, and it dropped off to 360/370". Officials have warned Bullard residents this is a "code red" situation, so locals need to cut back on water consumption. Residents should lower their water usage, and turn off their sprinkler systems for the next two days. 

However, in the meantime, David Hortman, the Director of Utilities, said, "They've determined the well pump, and the motor possibly need to be replaced". So the city is working diligently to take care of the problem as soon as possible.  

City officials expect the water well will be back up and running by Saturday morning.

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