GEORGETOWN — City officials said Monday that they would discuss a request to help pay for drainage improvements around the city-owned wells and pump station.
Georgetown gets its drinking water from two wells near Cayuga, Ind. Marilyn Porter, who owns some of the land around the wells, wrote to the Georgetown City Council and asked for help in paying for new drainage tiles.
When the Wabash River floods, the surrounding land drains slowly, so Porter said she is considering installing about $30,000 in new drainage tiles.
Mayor Dennis Lucas said the flooding can make it difficult for city workers to get to the wells, so improving the drainage around the pump station would benefit the city.
The council's Water and Sewer Committee plans to discuss the request at a meeting on April 23. The council may vote on the request next month.
In other business, the council voted to extend the contract with the company that services the city's two diesel-powered generators for another three years.
The council will pay Cummins Crosspoint of Indianapolis $2,244 a year for the next three years to inspect and maintain the generator at the pump station and the generator at the wastewater-treatment plant twice each year.