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Water contracts top Cheney City Council's agenda


Last updated 3/21/2019 at 4:13pm

John McCallum

Photo by John McCallum Cheney's Well 3 on Erie Street near Eastern Washington University is capped (left) and awaiting the delivery and installation of a pre-fabricated building, pump, motor and piping. A power transformer is at right.

Public Works Department business dominated the Cheney City Council's March 12 agenda.

Three of the nine resolutions brought forward by Public Works Director Todd Ableman involved Cheney's water supply - beginning with a final contract for construction of the city's Well 3. Council approved a $558,600 contract with Spokane-based Wesslen Construction for installing the pumping operation of the well the city has already spent almost $829,000 on in the hopes it will help with summer irrigation issues.

Previously, a $648,201 redrilling of the well proved successful in delivering an estimated 1,5...

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