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“We monitor all users of the aquifers and are funded by pumpage fees assessed to ground water users in the district, based on the amount of water they use,” Dial said. “We currently charge $3.50 per million gallons pumped, and our users pump about 173 million gallons of water per day.”

Dial said his organization does not charge those who use the Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer, or those whose wells are less than 400 feet, those whose wells are not capable of producing more than 50,000 gallons per day or wells used for agriculture purposes.

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