By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Assembly approves funds for new vacuum truck


October 18, 2023

The borough is about to purchase a new vacuum truck — a piece of equipment with a tank and suction pump that can clear sewer lines and assist with work on underground utilities. The truck is essential to the operation of Wrangell’s water and sewer systems and the borough’s current model has exceeded its recommended useful lifespan by four years.

The new vehicle will likely take between six months and a year to arrive.

On Oct. 10, the assembly unanimously approved a $294,449 transfer to the Public Works Department to purchase the truck and other equipment.

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