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August 28, 2013

The water effect

An election is dividing voters, but there's more to the future of Chickasha's water than a 3/4 cent tax

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CHICKASHA —

"I put taste, smell, color and drainage as water issues, just like I do flooding. It's all water," he said. 

As for roads, Keeling said money generated from other revenue sources, including mineral leases around Lake Chickasha, could be used to supplement that cost. 

Despite the ongoing debate, there are a few reasons to rejoice in Chickasha's current water situation, said Ross. 

"I have heard from a lot of people here who are very happy with our water," he said. "We have a water source until 2060 and there are many communities struggling to find water, but for us, that problem is solved."

As far as funding water improvements over the next 30 years, Ross said there could be a silver lining there too. 

"We are looking at a deal with other communities using the Ft. Cobb reservoir that would bring a new water line to us," he said. "We are tying to make this process the least expensive and most efficient possible." 

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