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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell faces possible summer water shortage


April 20, 2017

WRANGELL – The Borough Assembly convened in a special meeting midday Monday to change course on actions it took last week to curb water production issues this summer.

Last Tuesday the Assembly approved moving forward with funding the redesign and installation of a new roughing filter system and purchasing fresh silicate for one of its four slow-sand filtration units at the water treatment plant. The intent was to address persistent clogging in the units from built up sediment, which was limiting the 17-year-old plant’s output such that it could not keep up

with demand last summer. Thou...

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