Mexico Beach explores alternate water source

Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:19 PM.

During a workshop last week the Mexico Beach city council heard from Elizabeth Moore of Preble-Rish Engineers on a plan to explore an alternate water supply for the city.

Though conversations on the topic have taken place for years, there is now an appropriations grant in hand to cover the $102,550 project.

Moore presented what phase one of the project might look like.

Mexico Beach is currently tied into Bay County for water service but the grant was awarded for an emergency water source.

“We’re going to find out what it takes to get drinkable water to Mexico Beach,” said Moore.

After a meeting between city officials, landowners and Preble-Rish a test well would be installed to sample water from an area north of Mexico Beach.

The test well would tap into the upper and lower aquifer to find quality water after which geophysical monitoring and water quality tests would be conducted.

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