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Water Supply Sources Discussed in Depth at Russell City Council Work Study, Special Meeting

Russell City Council 2013 JuneWater, and its continued shortage in Russell, once again dominated the discussions at Tuesday's Russell City Council work study and special meeting.

Public Works Director Arlyn Unrein reported at the session that work is nearing completion at the newly hooked up Well #11, formerly known as the Zimmerman-Leiker Well, but that new well and another well just to the west, while great additions, will not solve Russell's long-term water problems.

City Manager Jon Quinday explains city officials are getting more aggressive in looking for long-term water sources.

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The IGUCA stands for Intensive Groundwater Use Control Areas.

Mayor Curt Mader expands on the possibility of working with additional entities.

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Councilman Chuck Bean says Russell cannot build a pipeline to Cedar Bluff on its own.

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Other work study topics on Tuesday included a discussion dealing with right-of-way and incentive options for C12 Energy, a new Russell industry that will have a building in the industrial park, as well as a review of updated city employee policies and guidelines.

The Council also held a special meeting immediately before the work study. Both items on the agenda for the meeting, a non-discrimination plan for public transportation and a grant application to KDOT for state funding for the city transit bus, were approved unanimously.

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