Maysville hopes to develop five new wells to supplement its drinking water supply.
Monday night, the city council approved letting Chip McGaughey from EMI proceed with the first phase of a five-phase well development program. The total cost will be approximately $404,000. The project is expected to be completed in 18 months.
The council wants to pay for the project as the funds are available and as the different phases of the project become ready.
According to McGaughey, the first phase is for a hydro-geologist to locate potential well sites and to contact the property owners and have the city work on gaining access to the locations. Depending on the cooperation of property owners, that phase could be complete in as little as two months.