In the News: Council's turn on Longview water decisions

Posted: Wednesday, August 26

There were no pitchforks or angry balled fists, no hurricanes of shouts.

No, Longview’s water committee rather politely told the City Council on Thursday night: “It’s your turn.”

The group tasked with finding a way to improve the city’s tap water gave its long-awaited recommendation: Get the city’s water from the Cowlitz River via riverbed Ranney wells.

It was the most sparsely attended water committee event since the group formed in January to tackle taste, smell and silica residue concerns brought on by the Mint Farm wells.

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