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Water Redux

Posted on 27th June 2014 at 16:10

The Longview City Council is directing staff to start taking another look at recently-completed projects, asking staff to re-examine the city’s water supply situation, along with the traffic patterns at the Civic Circle. Council members Mike Wallin and Steve Moon brought forward a suggestion to conduct a feasibility study regarding the possible re-connection to the Cowlitz River for Longview water. A number of citizens also urged support of this study, people like Brooke Fisher…waterstudy…After the 40 minutes or so of citizen input, no one stood up in support of the new Mint Farm Water Treatment Plant, which was recently built by the city at a cost of about 33 million dollars. City Manager Bob Gregory says that they don’t know exactly how much a study like this will cost, but he says that it could be in the ballpark of $50,000 to $100,000. He also noted that the cost of this study and any adjustments to the city’s water supply will need to be supported through the rates being paid by the system’s users. At the Council’s direction, Gregory says that city staff will find out how much this kind of a study will cost, and how it should proceed, and will bring that back to the Council for review and approval of next steps.