While rural water has yet to establish a solid presence in Buena Vista County, the drought of last summer has had many rural residents express concern about possible well shortages.
ISU Extension officer Kris Kohl for Buena Vista County said rural water is typically brought in when an area has poor water quality and wants to improve - which is not necessarily the case this year.
"We are at this point fairly dry," Kohl said. "The county in general has been blessed with fairly good water quality."
However, with the drought Kohl said people have been contacting him about wells that are not meeting their supply demands.
"In the past it's been harder to get a group of people complaining enough about water to get better rural water," Kohl said. "The dry spell has a few more looking in that direction though."
Read the rest of this article in the 2/06 Pilot Tribune.