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|CWW eyed as water source|
Mayor Glen McGlothin, still seeking a resolution to Ferriday's water problem, met with Concordia Water Works District No. 1 officials Monday night.
McGlothin said the town will present a plan to the district in the near future involving the purchase of water. McGlothin said the town may request tapping into the district's water well or some other means in which to purchase water from the system.
"They were kind enough to listen and gave us approval to go ahead with a plan," said McGlothin.
Among those attending the meeting were Charles Renfrow of Concordia Water Works, engineer Bryant Hammett and USDA representative Richard Hoffpauir of the USDA.
"They are meeting out of the kindness of their hearts," said McGlothin. "They were very receptive."
No agreement was reached and McGlothin said he does not know yet how much it would cost the town if an agreement is reached with Concordia Water Works.
"They asked me how would we pay for it and I told them we would be saving $300,000 a year on chemicals," McGlothin said. "We're paying two water bills, one at the intake and one at the water plant."
McGlothin told the town council on June 9 that the town has three options -- no longer use Old River as a water source, contract with Concordia Water Works or "get out of the water business completely."
He said another option is drilling a well "which would mean building a new plant, but that would take three years. We would use water from the Mississippi River. USDA has also talked to us about drilling wells in Vidalia and letting them be our water provider, which would also help them get a new plant."
The Town Council approved a resolution to apply for a $250,000 LGAP water grant and introduced an ordinance and approved a resolution to apply for a $750,000 water revenue bond through the state bond commission.
McGlothin said the town would only have to pay back 25 percent of the water revenue bond.
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