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Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1 approved lease for site to drill test well

By Shenna Stout, sstout@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 13 2013 07:17:41 PM CDT

BROWNWOOD, Texas -

The Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1 may have found a secondary water supply. 

Bids for drilling a test well to use groundwater could arrive in as soon as six weeks.

In Tuesday nights meeting, members of the water board approved a lease agreement for a site where a test well will be drilled. It's near the former Hot Wells Swimming Pool.

The board believes groundwater is a feasible option to supplement Lake Brownwood.

The cost of the test well ranges from $300,000 to $600,000.