The city is in talks to supply water to 4,000 customers in Yellow Springs, but the village first must decide the fate of its 50-year-old water plant.
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By the numbers
$3.1 million: The lowest estimated cost for Yellow Springs to build a new water plant.
400,000 gallons: The amount of water used per day by the village. Springfield’s water plant produces about 12 million gallons of water per day.
$117.20: The cost of three months of water in Yellow Springs, compared to $60.15 for Springfield residents.
City reporter Michael Cooper has written extensively on water protection issues, reporting on developments at the Tremont City Barrel Fill, the city’s stormwater utility and the upgrades at Springfield’s federally-mandated $50 million wastewater treatment plant upgrades. The News-Sun will continue to bring complete coverage on how water issues affect health, safety and economic development.