The DeKalb Utility District may have another source of water at a better price than what the City of Smithville is offering.
DUD Manager Jon Foutch said the Warren County Utility District is interested in selling water to the DeKalb Utility District. Foutch addressed the issue with the DUD board members during Thursday's monthly meeting. "I talked with Mike Green. He actually called me. We had been talking back and forth about an emergency connection. He said right now he might would have to extend a line but he could possibly supply us with at least half of the water we would need at a much lower cost than what the City of Smithville is charging now. If that doesn't change, it is definitely a possibility we're going to look at because when all this is said and done we want to have an emergency connection with them (Warren County). Green said for us to keep this in mind because they are in the business of selling water also," said Foutch.
Even if the DUD makes a deal to connect with Warren County, it will still proceed with plans to build its own water treatment plant.
The DUD board members took no action Thursday.