The potential for water from new wells supplying the community of Liberty Center appears to be costly, and iffy. A public meeting Tuesday night in Liberty Center brought engineers from Egan and Associates to the village, reporting on their investigation of water supplies. That study indicates it would probably take 3 to 5 new wells to supply water to a new treatment plant. But the pumping would have to be rotated to keep the water quality high. This pumping from 5 wells could impact the local water table; but more tests would be needed. The area to drill five wells would require as much as 40 acres of ground, which the village of Liberty Center does not have. It’s suggested that a test-well be drilled to determine water quality in that area, which would cost about $5,000. The advantage of running their own well-system is local control of water costs and distribution. The disadvantage is the high cost. Liberty Center officials will be meeting with Napoleon city administration in the coming weeks, to get more details on the plan to include Napoleon, Liberty Center, and Henry County in a water treatment system. The rough cost for that project is between 18 and 19 million dollars; with Liberty Center’s share at about 8%. Liberty Center is still weighing all the options before committing toward one plan or the other.