Borough will update cost estimate for water treatment plant

The borough assembly has directed the administration to pursue an updated cost estimate for solving Wrangell’s deficient water-treatment plant.

Progress on replacing the treatment process has moved slowly since a 2017 cost estimate of nearly $10 million, while Wrangell now faces key deadlines to retain $9 million in federal assistance that was approved for the work between 2017 and 2019.

The likelihood of higher costs since 2017 is another hurdle, should Wrangell proceed with the project.

Borough officials said at a July 13 assembly work session that the pace needs to move quicker to complete...


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