By Dale Brown
The Journal 

New Well No. 8 coming online soon

Ritzville has a history when it comes to wells


Last updated 5/2/2023 at 11:17am

Dale Brown | The Journal

The new No. 8 wellhead will be the most recent to come online.

RITZVILLE – Stroll the paved path through the fairgrounds and above the baseball fields and you'll spot an orange traffic cone sitting atop a large spigot. That's the upper terminus of Well No. 8 - the newest in a long line of city wells.

Completed last December, Well No. 8 should be online sometime this year, according to city Public Works Director Dave Breazeale.

The cost to drill the well totaled $1,983,287, and Breazeale said he expects an additional $2 million will be needed to build a well house and finish the project.

The new well was drilled 100 feet away from old Well No. 8, w...

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