Note from the Manager
March 24, 2022
WCIRWA continues to grow as we added 36 new members during 2021. With this continued growth the WCIRWA’s Board of Directors has been hard at work identifying the needs of the system to meet our future demand. We are in the process of applying to the USDA Rural Development for funding to enhance our infrastructure. Improvements would include a new treatment plant for our Boyer System, a booster station on our Denison System and a new storage reservoir on the Nishnabotna System are some of the bigger projects we have identified.
Earlier this fall WCIRWA sent a letter to our members about a dredging project the DNR is planning to do at Blackhawk Lake in Lake View. We have been working with the DNR about the potential impact this could have on our production wells at our Boyer treatment plant. As of now, the DNR plans to proceed with this project and will continue to work with WCIRWA to make sure there is no harm done. We are working with them to find funding for a few monitoring wells and for monthly samples taken at these wells. The purpose of sampling these monitoring wells monthly will give us good information on the water quality going to our production wells.
The drought of 2021 is still on our minds yet this spring. We encourage you to continue to be mindful when using water as we approach spring and summer. If conditions do not improve this spring and summer, we will be looking at implementing some of the same water restrictions as we did in 2021. WCIRWA will continue to monitor our wells and release information as needed.
Our experienced water technicians are aimed at providing you with the most reliable and quality water service possible. WCIRWA takes great satisfaction in the service we provide and look forward to serving you .