Council moves to give Midway residents option to use wells
June 17, 2020
Property owners in the Midway area of the city who have wells may soon be able to disconnect from Sweet Home’s water system and use their own well water, as the City Council on Tuesday, June 9, began amending a city ordinance to allow that.
City Attorney Robert Snyder said the state Department of Environmental Quality has worked with him during the past few weeks to draft the amendment to a city ordinance that requires connection to city water in Midway Contaminated Groundwater Area, where toxic chemicals from nearby mill operations contaminated the groundwater in the 1990s. The City Cou...