Local News

Weber St. water line waits for good weather

Click here for iFriendly audio.

In an earlier story, KSTK reported that Public Works was hoping to start water main work on Weber Street before serious winter weather hit.

Carl Johnson is the director of Public Works.

He says they had hoped to get started before the snow started piling up. But winter hit fast and furious.

Now, they are waiting for better weather to begin work.

“The city needs to get the water line installed before the WCA does their road project in the spring. So, we’ll be keeping an eye on the weather and more than likely, with the way that winter works, it will be closer to March. But, we’ll be looking for a break in the weather to dig up the street and install a new water line,” says Johnson.

Johnson says Public Works is not doing any additional maintenance on that street, so the work will be focused.

“Just replacing the water line and services to the properties,” says Johnson.

He says once they start, their work on Weber Street could last up to two weeks.

KSTK will bring you updates on this water line replacement and the WCA road improvement project as we have them.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Wrangell’s water gets a mostly clean bill of health.

water 2
Wrangell’s water system received a mostly clean bill of health Tuesday. According to a water quality report for 2015, what’s coming out of Wrangell’s taps had high levels of chlorine byproducts, but new equipment could change that. more

Wrangell Cooperative Association launches Native housing assessment.

wca
The Wrangell Cooperative Association launched a survey Tuesday in hopes of discovering local Native housing issues. The tribe hopes to use the survey’s results to pursue funding for housing projects. Tribal Administrator for the Wrangell Cooperative Association, Aaron Angerman, says … more