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Monday, March 4, 2013

Councillor Raising Questions About Aging Water Pipes

An evaluation is being done by Price Waterhouse Cooper about whether the public-private partnership called the P-3 model is the best way to pay for the water treatment plant on the east side when it comes to spending tax dollars. 

Mayor Mel Norton expects that study will be done and a report prepared for Common Council in a couple of weeks.

Some questions being raised by Common Councillor Bill Farren on what the cost of clean water will be when it's all said and done. 

He wants to know if all the aging underground pipes will have to be replaced when a water treatment plant is constructed and if they're not, will there still be boil orders if there are continuing watermain breaks.