By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Next steps in the process

Royal council looks ahead to ILRW's takeover of water system


June 22, 2023


Due to the cost of upgrading city aging infrastructure, the council earlier this year agreed to contract water services with Iowa Lakes Regional Water.

Now that the decision to turn over operation of Royal's water system to Iowa Lakes Regional Water has been made, details of completing the transition are being worked out.

CEO Brad Veit discussed the takeover with city council members on June 14. It was agreed that Maintenance Superintendent Sherman Nielsen will continue to read water meters until updated units are installed. The city will bill ILRW for Nielsen's time.

According to discussion, ILRW plans to relocate the meter and piping inside the city's former water plant this fall. The city will have natural gas and electricity service di...

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