RICHMOND – High water due to flooding that raised the water table cost the city money that may be covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The pump at the Hill Street lift station had to work harder than usual to move water from point to point, City Administrator Tonya Willim said.

“It had to work so hard because it took in so much water,” she said. “We were pushing a lot more water – we were maxing out.”

Replacing the pump cost $5,543.

Willim listened to the presentation Thursday at the Ray County Library about how to apply for FEMA funding.

“We will submit our paperwork,” she said.

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