Water Variance for Ellis Golf Course
Ellis City Council members met in a special session Thursday night to discuss water issues.
The town declared a water emergency earlier this summer.
The Ellis Golf Course has been granted a variance on watering restrictions and is now allowed to use 40,000 gallons of water a month through the end of 2013.
A proposed ordinance implementing conservation water rates for usage in excess of each customer’s base usage was approved.
Council members also talked about city wells and the water exploration process.
Consultants from Layne Christensen, Wichita, are recommending the Ellis water wells be rehabilitated, estimated to cost $8,000 to $12,000. The consultants also recommend Ellis begin searching for new water sources.