There will be an important water meeting taking place on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Orchard City Town Hall.
A non-profit organization called the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) will host a session to discuss an idea of Orchard City's outside private water pipeline companies becoming direct outside customers of the town's water utility.
Topics to be addressed include participation interest, possible grant funding, technical issues, time lines, costs and other issues.
The meeting is open to everyone and there is no obligation for attending and asking questions, according to people involved with the event.
The RCAC is not a part of the town government and its proposed project is not an initiative of the Town of Orchard City. The RCAC is working with the knowledge of Orchard City and endeavoring to cooperate with the town. The RCAC and its proposed project are affiliated with USDA Rural Development, according to RCAC official Jay Mashburn.
The clock is ticking. The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has 120 days to reach agreement with the taxing entities it's asking to help fund a gateway project near the intersection of Highways 50 and 92. Half that time has elapsed, and there is no Plan B, city manager David Torgler emphasized during a meeting with taxing entities Monday.