Is The City Of Twin Falls Prepared For A Water Emergency?
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The City of Twin Falls lost power to its water system in June.
But, if the system was to lose power again, is the city prepared?
Council members learned how precious and limited water is in Twin Falls.
"We just got done with the largest improvement the city has seen in years to our water system. We finished it last year; we are in the process of going through a planning document to take a look at our whole system to identify any efficiency we can make” said Jon Caton Public Works Director, City of Twin Falls.
"Our next steps we are looking at weighing the cost and value between more storage areas verses backup generators and ways to pump water in case of an emergency” said Suzanne Hawkins Council Member, City of Twin Falls.
The city recently spent 28-Million Dollars improving the system, and has future plans to upgrade and maintain water facilities.
"We are getting ready to work on our strategic planning again. We have another meeting coming up in a week and half and we are formulating goals for the City of Twin Falls for the next 20-years” said Suzanne Hawkins Council Member, City of Twin Falls.
Is the city prepared for another water emergency?
"The problem that happened in June, we lost power at our wells and at the time we didn't have any standby power generation. Right now we have a mobile trailer that we can pull down to the well sight.
A water system that city leaders are working together on improving.