The City of Buffalo is considering digging a second raw water well near the existing well it already has west of town. The city is looking at expanding its raw water irrigation capacity and using the well as a backup for city drinking water if necessary.
The city council discussed the possibility at their last meeting.
The existing raw water line, according to City Works Director Les Hook, is capable of carrying much more water than it does now, but will need a PRV, or Pressure Reduction Valve, installed on the line before it can handle larger amounts of water.
The Municipal Golf Course, city parks, and schools all use the raw water lines for irrigating grass and playing fields. The council agreed to have Hook begin the permit process for digging the secondary water well.