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Irrigation well drilling a gusher of an idea


April 3, 2019

Sweet Home School District wants the city to charge less for water to irrigate district fields.

Lacking that, the district is looking at drilling wells, as we’ve reported in recent weeks.

The city doesn’t appear to want to cut the district any slack on water rates, at least not for the long haul. It isn’t cutting anyone else any slack. We understand – and largely agree, although we do see merit in the district’s argument that it’s paying for water that provides benefits to local citizens beyond its responsibilities to its constituents.

Ideally, the city would find ways to cu...

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