Why replace McAllister Springs?
The City relied on McAllister Springs for more than 60 years. Located at the headwaters of McAllister Creek, McAllister Springs, while continually providing high-quality water, is vulnerable to potential contamination, and would have required extensive treatment if not retired.
Moving to a Wellfield
In the 1990s, after extensive research, the City identified and purchased 20-acres for a wellfield. Studies of the site show that the wellfield site taps a large sustainable aquifer with high quality water. The site, called McAllister Wellfield, is up-gradient, and approximately a mile southeast of McAllister Springs. With the purchase of the site and 100-acres of adjacent development rights, the City began the long-term process of developing McAllister Wellfield into our primary source of drinking water.