By Dale Brown
The Journal 

City water system work underway

Project expands on work started in 2013


Last updated 8/29/2023 at 9:22am

Dale Brown | The Journal

A city worker replaces water lines at the intersection of Division Street and Third Avenue in downtown Ritzville.

RITZVILLE – Revisions to the city's water distribution system got a later-than-expected start this summer, but the project is finally moving forward.

"The project includes about 5,000 feet of new water main and a dozen or so valve replacements at various intersections throughout town," contractor Ben Varela of Varela and Associates said during a March 7 City Council meeting,.

At that time, he estimated construction would start by early June at a final cost of $2-$2.5 million.

But the project didn't start in June.

Public Works Director Dave Breazeale and Varela had hashed out a design...

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