Dothan Leaders Looking into the City's Long Term Water Goals

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

Water, something we can't live without.
That’s why city officials are making sure they have a plan for Dothan’s future.

“We’re going to look at where are we at for water in 25 years? Thirty years?” Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz said.

Right now the city relies on wells for its water.

“All our waters coming from wells, and there is concern that years from now they may not be as available as they are now. “Schmitz said.

Building more is an option, but an expensive one.

“They’re about 1 million dollars to do a well. But considering the alternative it’s a good investment.” Schmitz said.

“What is the other alternative?”

“Not having water.” Schmitz said.

Schmitz says the city had a study done to see if there are other options, but the results won't be in until next week.

”If we continue commercially to grow where are we going to get the water from? And that's one of the solutions were looking for in this meeting.” Schmitz said.

The funding for either option would ultimately come from the city.
Schmitz says either decision will be a good investment for the circle city.
The meeting to discuss the study and water options will be held may 28th.
The public is invited.

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