Onalaska City Council moves to design phase with well

$3.25 million rehaul will put Well No. 9 back into regular service

Efforts to get the largest water well in Onalaska working full time again are moving along.

The City Council approved going forward with the design phase of a water treatment plant at Well No. 9 in the city.

Currently the well is rarely used due to a build up of Iron and Manganese in the water. Onalaska Assistant City Engineer said it’s not a health concern but it can cause the water to taste funny or have a rust color to it.

The estimated $3.25 million project will put the well back into regular service and would likely extend the life of the other wells in the city.

A final design is due by the end of the year.