The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the efforts of a local rural water system, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Alta Himstedt was one of the original organizers of a rural water system in Christian County since 2007. It’s called the Sharpsburg and Neighboring Area Water System, and says the need came out of increased contamination of rural water wells.
Himstedt says phase one that was built several years ago, has some 236 customers, and phase 2 that was just turned on has 66 water customers.
Himstedt told the Kiwanis Club that both phases were built with loans and grants from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.
CAPTION TO PICTURE: Alta Himstedt (center), one of the organizers of the Sharpsburg and Neighboring Area Water System, was guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. Kiwanis president Michael Evanchak (left) presided at the meeting; program chair for Tuesday’s program Judy Prasun is at the right.