WATER WOES: Winterset To Buy Water

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Continued drought could mean higher water prices for Winterset residents.

The Winterset Madisonian reports the lake that supplies the town’s water is so low they are going to start buying water from another rural water supplier.

Cedar Lake is sitting at 82 inches below normal, which is two inches away from putting the town in a stage II water alert.

In November, Water Works Officials called for a stage I drought alert and asked residents to conserve water.

Cedar Lake is the town’s main source for drinking water, but it has no tributaries and is fed by runoff, so the lack of rain is a major problem.