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Madison water dispute cools

City of Gillette agrees to work with Carlile area residents over water supply


December 13, 2018

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Ogden Driskill

For over a year, the David-versus-Goliath tale of a small group of landowners represented by Senator Ogden Driskill going up against the formidable City of Gillette has dragged on. The Carlile-area landowners, after their wells suddenly ran dry or acidic, hoped to hook on to the Madison Water System, but the city felt it should concentrate on the needs of its own citizens first.

A resolution signed last week by Gillette Mayor Louise Carter-King appears to have brought the story to a positive conclusion for all. The beleaguered landowners will get their water taps, Gillette can continue its...

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