Alex City officials say they've decided to go ahead and purchase a set of floating pumps installed a few weeks ago in Lake Martin.
The city council agreed to buy the pumps at the beginning of next year for $350,000.
Right now, they're leasing the equipment for three months at a cost of over $500,000.
The pumps were installed to help the city maintain its drinking water supply.
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