The first steps in a major reconstruction of the City of Yanktonâ€™s water treatment process are underway. City Finance Officer Al Viereck says drilling of test wells is underway at Paddlewheel Point near the Missouri Riverâ€¦
The city is looking for a major source of underground water to replace the current intakes in the Missouri River.
Viereck says initial tests show that the drillers are finding pretty promising sand and gravel undergroundâ€¦
The collector well would be the first major piece of the construction that could cost almost thirty million dollars total.