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As the residents of Lakeview Subdivision still remain without a steady supply of water, Elsberry City Officials, along with DNR and Director of Boonslick Regional Planning Commission Steve Etcher, decided to hold an emergency meeting on Monday, July 9 to discuss what responsibilities the city has and what they could do to implement a more long term solution to the dire situation.
For years the residents of Lakeview have utilized a well water system, but following a pump failure and a drop in the water level, they have had to resort to using sanitized tanks and help from the Silex and Elsberry Emergency Services Department to haul water back and forth. Although this temporary fix has sustained some of the short term problems, City Officials are seeking a permanent fix with help from Boonslick Regional and DNR.
During the Monday meeting Etcher explained that the best solution for all parties involved would be to run water lines, along with sewers lines, from the city to the subdivision, something Developer and Elsberry Resident Mike Hartley, Sr. said has been in the works for approximately 10 years.
“We received a call three-weeks ago stating that Lakeview had lost one of their primary wells used to serve the residents,” Etcher said. “What we did at that point was contact the state to see if there was an opportunity for the City of Elsberry to obtain some grant funding that would allow them to extend public water service out to Lakeview Subdivision and if so what the likely hood and timeliness of something like that would take.”
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