BPU indicated Monday it wishes to sign a long-term water contract with the city of Windom.
Tim Maier, general manager for the McPherson Board of Public Utilities, told the McPherson City Commission Monday

BPU indicated Monday it wishes to sign a long-term water contract with the city of Windom. Tim Maier, general manager for the McPherson Board of Public Utilities, told the McPherson City Commission Monday Windom has had a water contract with McPherson since 1966. McPherson supplies wholesale water to Windom through a pipe that runs from the airport to Windom. Maier said the city of Windom does not intend to replace that line and wished for a firm contract for the long term. Windom is a small water user, using about 40-45 gallons per minute, Maier said. In other business, the commission: • Approved a request by the McPherson Saddle Club for a parade on Dec. 1 to benefit the McPherson County Food Bank. The parade will start at Tractor Supply at 11 a.m. and end at the Community Building. • Approved requests by public works for Pump Design Contracts — one for motive pump replacements for SBR’s 2&3 for $24,822, and examination of Pump Station No. 4 to determine repairs or replacement a cost of $18,200. • Authorized public works to use $61,061 in the Federal Exchange Program funds for the Main Street Mill and Overlay project to be completed next year. • Approved street department requests for $4,890 for a new trailer for equipment transportation, $1,350 for a new concrete saw and $1,550 for repairs to a concrete street near 715 Loomis.