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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

City council accepts settlement on Well No. 9


Last updated 2/11/2021 at 9:51am

RITZVILLE – City council members unanimously agreed to accept an offer to settle with contractor Kirby Hunt in a lawsuit before the State of Washington over the Well No. 9 pump station. The $750,000 cash settlement will be paid to the City of Ritzville water fund.

In the settlement, the city agreed to allow Kirby Hunt to retain the non-working pump originally installed in 2015, and that this settlement resolves all claims which remain or could have been made in the pending lawsuit.

“The city has been embroiled for several years in litigation related to the installation of the Well 9 pu...

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