Some areas of Dell Rapids have reported water quality issues since the new water lines were put in with the 15th Street project. President David Sommerfeld presented water samples from the Northview Dr area from 13th St to 11th St looped around to Garfield Ave. City Administrator Justin Weiland also reported to the city council that issues have been reported along 10th St. Weiland mentioned during the discussions that the city has done multiple flushings of the line to try to alleviate the problem, but the flushing only clears the problem up for a short time. A valve has also been shut off on the north side of 13th St. and Northview Dr.
Sommerfeld recommended the city council consider making it a priority to replace the old cast iron water lines in that part of Dell Rapids to fix the issue. By the end of the discussion, the council came to a decision to have DGR Engineering continue to research the cause of the water quality problem and provide a cost estimate to the council of any possible fixes.