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New water well in store for Dix


For nearly a year the Village of Dix has been operating without one of its three water wells. The village’s back-up water well, drilled in 1954, succumbed to erosion sometime last fall.

“Sargeant Irrigation came out and we had them run a camera down it,” said village clerk Sharon Villareal. “I think that was early spring, like March. We went through the whole summer without it.”

The main well, drilled in 1964 and relocated in 1971, has been keeping up with demand to date. However, Villareal is unsure how much longer that will be the case.

“We have to re-drill the number two well...

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