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Cheney council approves Well 3 loan application


November 2, 2017

The Cheney City Council took the first steps towards dealing with the city’s water production issues at its Oct. 24 meeting.

The council approved a public works department request to apply for a loan from the Washington State Department of Health’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. If successful, funds received would be used in the redrilling of the city’s well No. 3, estimated to cost approximately $1.8 million.

Well 3 was originally drilled at a depth of 549 feet in 1960, producing around 900 gallons per minute. That production eventually diminished and dried up completely in the...

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