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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Sewer Siphon Repair is Completed

LOC will allow city to consider additional infrastructure repairs

 

November 16, 2017

Dena Martin

Heavy machinery lined the dike along Preston Park last week as workers performed a pipe burst to reline a leaking sewer siphon under the Touchet River. Left: A lone worker heads back to perform clean-up following the successful project.

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's city council no doubt let a collective sigh of relief when relining of the leaking sewer siphon near the Touchet River Bridge went off without a hitch. The pipe burst project was completed on Tues., Nov. 14.

In September, council members authorized city manager Randy Hinchliffe to secure a $750,000 line of credit, at 3.7% interest, through Community Bank, to be used for infrastructure repairs and updates. The repair to the leaking siphon was estimated to cost $50,000 if a pipe bursting method could be employed.

The additional funds were to serve as a reserve in the...



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