Jefferson County Water Authority to build new collector well

(Festus, Herculaneum) As the population continues to grow in both Herculaneum and Festus, the Jefferson County Water Authority is in the process of both addressing quality water and increasing their water output to both cities. The JCWA draws water from the Mississippi River but can become problematic when the river levels are low. When that happens additional needed water is drawn from ground wells. Festus City Administrator Greg Camp is also the President of the JCWA. He says they are preparing for future growth and be ready for it.

Camp says they have already begun the process of adding the additional collector well.

Financing for the project is being handled by Stifel Financial Corporation based in St. Louis, and the project is being designed and built by Burns and McDonnell Engineering firm based out of Kansas City.