Dothan's Water Supply

A Dothan commissioner is worried the next time the Wiregrass experiences extreme dry conditions, Dothan's water supply won't be adequate.

At Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Commissioner James Reading presented other city leaders with a letter from Poly Engineering that echoes his fears.

If this turns out to be a dry year, the company which contracts with the city predicts Dothan residents will have uninterrupted service but that the city will over pump its wells.

Among other things, the company recommends the city bring more new wells on line by the Summer of next year. The city's 2002 long-range water plan calls for just that.

Some other commissioners say the city is not in danger of a water shortage at this point.

Interim City Manager Jerry Corbin says the city has to weigh the water needs with other needed capital improvements.