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Pumping up more options

Cheney’s Well 3 provides not only more water for irrigation, but water for system maintenance


Last updated 6/27/2019 at 8:20am

With a new well scheduled to go online July 9, Cheney officials are looking at some options for servicing the city’s water supply system in the future.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, a re-drilled Well No. 3 is set to go online at the end of this month, providing the potential for 1,200 — 1,500 gallons per minute of additional potable water. Because of its proximity to the city’s reservoirs, Well 3 could aid not only in providing more water during the irrigation season, but also in maintaining Cheney’s 48.35 miles of water mains.

Drilled in 1960 to a depth of 549 feet — with the...

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