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Water levels back to normal, crisis over


WRANGELL – Last week the City and Borough of Wrangell announced emergency measures no longer needed to be taken to conserve its treated water supply.

The announcement came on August 18, nearly a month after a state of disaster was declared by Mayor David Jack. The decision had been prompted by Public Works warning it could not treat water quickly enough to meet demand, due to problems with its 17-year-old plants filtration system.

The Assembly and city officials had met with local seafood processors – which together make up around half of overall demand during peak production – in a s...

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