The Midvale City Council has ended a decadelong debate by voting not to purchase Sandy water.

The council has approved going ahead with the design of a water system in east Midvale.City Administrator David Colvin said the project will be funded from "in-house sources." The money will likely be borrowed from the city's sewer fund.

The new system will serve 164 homes east of State Street and 109 more homes in Midvale and an island of Salt Lake County west of State Street. Construction is expected to cost between $400,000 and $500,000.

"We won't know the amount until we actually go to bid," Colvin said.

Earlier in June council members voted to reject a contract for the $90,000 purchase of part of Sandy's water system that serves the area.