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City needs more water storage

Only one of five tanks meets seismic standards

The City of Shelton stores a couple million gallons of water in five tanks, but needs more to meet growth.

"We don't have adequate storage in our reservoir system," Jay Harris, the city's public works director, told the Shelton City Council at its March 21 meeting. "We're having a problem with new development and new connections."

At that meeting, the council voted unanimously to award a $79,985 contract to the firm of BHC Consultants of Tacoma to study the city's water reservoir system and propose options on the current reservoirs and purchasing new storage.

"In total, we need a couple millio...

 

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