Water plant test shows promise
WRANGELL – A pilot study currently underway seems to be bearing good news for Wrangells water worries.
In mid-July the city declared a state of emergency as its water treatment plant struggled to meet local demand. An appeal to residents and local seafood processors to limit water usage followed, allowing Public Works time to replenish its reserve tanks. By August 18 City Hall declared the crisis over, but still encouraged people to conserve water.
The problem was primarily with the plants water filtration system, which pipes water from the public reservoir through roughing filters before...