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City Continues Search for Water

Water DropAs Russell remains under a Stage IV Water Emergency - a measure that has been in place since November of 2012 - city officials continue the search for more water sources.

Russell City Manager Jon Quinday says he understands the public's frustrations regarding watering restrictions, but he stresses that Russell citizens are doing a great job of conserving. He says comparing last year to this year, the city's overall water usage is down significantly.

To help solve Russell's water shortage, irrigation wells west of the city's current wells near Pfiefer are being pursued by city officials for possible usage. City Manager Quinday says an agreement to purchase water from one such well has been approved and is moving forward.

Russell City Councilmembers approved the agreement earlier this year.

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