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What's behind the water tap?

Four Lakes Water District provides residents vital service


September 13, 2018

Paul Delaney

What's inside this simple building in Four Lakes carries a great deal of responsibility for West Plains residents.

A very non-descript building in Four Lakes, just off State Route 904, has within its walls a lot of responsibility.

The block structure houses the behind-the-scenes work of the Four Lakes Water District No. 10 and Strathview Water District No. 16.

With that comes the duty to deliver water for drinking, flushing and keeping lawns green - when appropriate. And much of that responsibility is shouldered by the water manager for both entities, Dan Dorshorst.

While small and serving just several hundred households, dispensing the lifeblood of clean water is a big chore.

Water districts are not un...

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