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Small town in danger of running out of water by fall

Voters in a town with about 151 residents will decide on a bond for a well that could save the community as it gets closer to running out of water this fall.
Voters in a town with about 151 residents will decide on a bond for a well that could save the community as it gets closer to running out of water this fall.
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PROVO — Voters in a town with about 151 residents will decide on a bond for a well that could save the community as it gets closer to running out of water this fall.

The Daily Herald reports the bond comes up for a vote during a July 28 special election.

Fairfield Mayor Jaren Hancock says a five-year Cedar Valley drought is contributing to the water crisis.

The town's historic aquifer in use for over 150 years is not filling as fast as it is losing water.

Hancock said an aquifer is gone forever for the most part once it is depleted.

Plans include a deeper well as part of the $1.2 million project.

Passing the bond means the town can get a $700,000 loan with no interest over 30 years.