The Ralls County Public Water Supply District Board is moving forward with plans to change its water source.

The Courier-Post reports that the PWSD board decided Tuesday to develop its own wells and drinking water treatment plant to provide water for its customers.

The PWSD currently buys its water from the Hannibal Board of Public Works. The BPW board in August voted to raise the price the PWSD pays for its water to $4.75 per gallon, the same rate that Hannibal customers pay. Additional fees raise that price to $4.99.

The higher rate takes effect November 22nd.

The Public Supply Water District Board believes that can produce their own water cheaper than they can buy it from BPW.

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