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By Dan Rudy 

New Wrangell water plant a better option than renovation


February 8, 2018

WRANGELL — Wrangell appears to be closing in on a solution to its water filtration worries after a workshop held between the City and Borough Assembly, city staff and consultants on Monday.

Since its construction in 1999 Wrangell’s water treatment plant has had a number of problems with its production. The plant’s operation involves ozonation of water sourced from two open reservoirs, which then passes through a roughing filter and four slow-sand filtration bays before disinfection.

From the start the plant did not work as planned, with sediment found in the source water supply contri...

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