Members of the Ozark Utilities board run their hands under a water faucet.
But the water isn't from your everyday water supply well, that's unless you're an Ozark resident.
"We really were not having a water shortage problem. But we wanted to find out if we could get water from the Tuscaloosa Aquifer." says Ozark Utilities General Manager Don Hallford.
Which they did from a well which sits in an inconspicuous place off of a dirt road on Highway 123 in Ozark.
Water is pumped from the well, to a nearby tower and into the homes of Ozark residents.
"Being able to obtain water from this aquifer gives Ozark a very dependable water supply for the next 50 years." concluded Hallford.
At a cost of more than 2.1 million dollars and the projects taken 5 years to complete.
Studies from Geological Survey of Alabama proved Ozark as the place to dig the well, at a depth of more than 27-hundred feet.
"We do this kind of research all the time. But it's not often that we see the data be used for a practical purpose." says Marlon Cook with the Geological Survey of Alabama.
The wells' motor operates off of 300 horse-powers and pumps about 1 million gallons of water daily and get this only half of the city is using that supply.
In the meantime, the 7 other wells in Ozark will have time to recharge because they're not being used much
Utility officials say Ozark customers won't see a rise in their utility payments.
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