Expensive, yes, but it's necessary


October 18, 2023

It looks like it’s going to cost a little more than $23 million to improve and ensure Wrangell’s drinking water quality for years to come. The work will include construction of a new water treatment building, new filtration and disinfection systems, and expanded production capacity to meet future demand growth.

The money will cover the construction contract awarded by the borough assembly on Oct. 10, plus design costs and also inspection fees to make sure the job is done right.

Yes, it’s a lot of money, but it’s an absolutely necessary expense. Delaying the work and putting off spen...

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