He said by doing a preliminary study, officials could get more information about the system before making a final decision.
“It’s hard to look forward to see what the water quality will be or treatment needed,” Carrier said. “You don’t know until you get into it.”
Councilors approved moving forward with a study. Officials will collect costs and water rate impacts as part of the study and will schedule a public hearing at a future meeting to discuss the proposed water deal.