City leaders in Yankton, South Dakota, have okayed a plan to drill several water wells on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River. The water would be piped under the river to the water treatment plant on the north bank.
City manager Doug Russell says a few more necessary permits have to be issued. Russell says Nebraska won’t issue a well permit until the well is drilled and then they look at the impact on neighboring wells. The project is expected to cost two-point-four million dollars and will take place on land already owned by the city of Yankton.
Russell says they expect to complete the paper work as the project moves along. He says another permit is required that will explain how the contractor would remedy a collapse.
Russell says the project should not present a problem to any other wells in the area. He says the project is needed as water quality from the Missouri River continues to deteriorate.
Thanks to Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton