The city of Longview began drilling a series of test wells Monday along the Cowlitz River to search for a new drinking water source.
The city is considering whether to pursue a new well system that would allow it to once again get its water from the Cowlitz River.
“It’s really driven by our customers,” said Amy Blain, a project engineer with the city of Longview. “They’re unhappy with our current water source.”
In January 2013, Longview began to get its water from ground wells.