Even though they aren't moving, residents in Williston will be switching their water services. Earlier this year, Williston city commissioners annexed more than 4,800 acres of land into the city. That brought in new residents to Williston, who had been living in the county. Right now, those residents are hooked up to rural water, city commissioners accepted a bid on Tuesday to start expanding city water lines to the annexed part of town.
Construction on the project will be underway soon, and public works is hoping everything is installed by the end of the fall. Operations manager Scott Molstad says the city will be adding water main extensions, so they won't have to use rural water's lines.
"We connect the start of the rural water system to the end of the rural water system, and then we disconnect the rural water source and we source it by city water," says Public Works operations manager Scott Molstad.
Rural water and city water both come from the Williston Water Treatment Plant, so Molstad says there will be no change in water quality or cost.
"The cost of the water, I don't believe will change substantially. I believe that the rural water billing is the same as the city water billing costs," adds Molstad.
More than 300 residents will be making the switch to city water. Molstad says ten percent of residents have already connected to city water.
"We're going to utilize the same meters in the house, we're just going to read them on the day that we change from rural water source to city water source," Molstad adds.
Molstad said there might be a brief shutdown when they transfer the water service over, but residents are being notified when and how long it will last.
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The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
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The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
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The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
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Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
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NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.