Monday, August 30, 2010

Sigurd building new water system

The town of Sigurd is set to have a new culinary water system installed, thanks in part to a funding package granted through the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development program. A new storage tank capable of holding 350,000 gallons of water has already been constructed as the first phase of the project. The second phase is set to go to bid in the next two weeks. The current water system was costing the city upwards of $20,000 a year to keep it functional. Much of the existing system still utilizes pipes that were installed in the 1940s, and are deteriorating. In addition to the new water storage tank and lines, the town is also replacing its water meters so that it can keep better track of how much water is used. The Richfield Reaper