New water plant a better option than renovation
February 8, 2018
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 contributing to poor ro...