Good news from the January 5, 1922 Skidmore News of Skidmore, Missouri, page 1:
City Water System Nearing Completion.
Well Being Dug This Week — Storage Tank Has Been Partly Erected.
Work was resumed last week on the water works, after an interval of about two weeks. The fire hydrants were connected and a new test well dug east of the depot. This test well proved satisfactory, and work was commenced Saturday afternoon on the fifteen foot well that is to supply the town with water.
The 100-foot steel tower was erected just west of the school grounds the latter part of the week and a portion of the big storage tank is now in place. No work was done on the tank Tuesday and yesterday on account of the weather, but only a few days will be required to finish it.
Several days will be required to complete the well. It had been dug to a depth of about ten feet when the crew quit work yesterday. The engineer’s specifications call for a well thirty feet deep, walled with concrete.
When the well and storage tank are finished, a pump house is to be built over the well and the pump and motor installed, and the water system will be ready for use.