3 he consulted with his officials and military staff about blocking off the water from the springs outside the city, and they helped him.

Read 2 Chronicles 32:3 Using Other Translations

He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him.
he planned with his officers and his mighty men to stop the water of the springs that were outside the city; and they helped him.
he consulted with his officials and military advisers, and they decided to stop the flow of the springs outside the city.