The Knightsville Town Council met Tuesday night for its monthly meeting and carried the motion to continue moving forward with the town's water system planning study.
The water system planning study will show the town where problems are in their water system. According to the council, a main problem in the water system is they are losing water and not receiving payments.
Mary Lu Schnell, Midwest Engineers, was on hand to brief the council members on its next steps.
"Why I'm here tonight ... is to get approval to submit the application ... to rural development to supplement the (water system planning study)," Schnell said.
Schnell said once the application has been submitted, rural development will then "obligate the funds" to continue the project.
The council agreed on hiring Pat Callahan, a Certified Public Accountant, as the town's water rate consultant.
Council President Mike Kester noted that he was worried that the council might have to raise water rates substantially to make up the money for the project.
The council has received an OCRA (Office of Community and Rural Affairs) grant for the project, and will continue to search for additional funding for the project, which will affect the amount of the rate increases.
The council will continue moving forward with the necessary preliminary steps to get the water system study started.
The Knightsville town council meets regularly on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Knightsville Community Center.