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By Marc Lutz 

Wrangell awarded $2 million federal funding for upper reservoir project


March 16, 2022

Federal help for Wrangell’s ailing water delivery system will soon be flowing down the pipeline.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced on Friday that the borough would be among the communities sharing in $230 million directed to Alaska projects in the $1.5 trillion federal budget bill sent to the president for signature into law.

Wrangell will be receiving $2.08 million to build a pipeline connection between the upper reservoir and water treatment plant.

“Currently, we can only draw water off the lower reservoir,” said Tom Wetor, public works director. “If we ever want to do maintenance on the lower r...

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