STURGIS, Miss. (WTVA) -- If the power goes out in Sturgis, the water supply could become an issue.
For that reason, aldermen are taking steps to purchase a generator.
Mayor Walter Turner said in the event of an emergency, the water supply would likely last a day or two.
Officials will meet to consider bids on the table for the generator.
The mayor said it could run up to $50,000.
Grant money will be used for the purchase.
"I feel good about the generator. Now, we've got some decent bids. We've got a generator that's sized and acceptable for our water system, and I'm hopefully glad to see it done very soon," Mayor Turner said.
Sturgis provides water to 800 residents.