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Village of Lacona (population 582)

Name of service/government operation: Sandy Creek Lacona Joint Waterworks

Form of sharing: Joint ownership and operation of water supply

Services affected: water for village residents and some outside residents

Year started: 1948

Partners: Village of Sandy Creek and Village of Lacona

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Being able to provide adequate fire protection to industries in each village - a lumber company and a magazine publishing company.

What planning process preceded the sharing? Several public meetings, newspaper articles and public referendum

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? By-laws of the Joint Waterworks

Key contact: Jill Mattison