ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — The Enterprise Water Department has announced the plans for a new 1,000-gallon-per-minute well along Sheffield Road near Highway 27.

The new well will be drilled over the next 12 months.

“Prior to the year 2000, the city water aquifers were declining by a startling two foot per year,” Water Field Superintendent Alan Mahan said. “We implemented a program to reverse the aquifer decline by drilling more wells to allow alterations of all water pumps.”

Photo courtesy of the City of Enterprise

Mahan said the plan has made the aquifer more stable with little to no decline since. The new well is expected to be operational by September 2024.