In the News: Water committee aims for final recommendation Thursday

Posted: Thursday, July 16

Longview’s water committee is one meeting away from sending the city back to the Cowlitz River.

On Thursday, the group of 14 is set to figure out its final recommendation for improving Longview’s water system.

It is likely to recommend returning to the Cowlitz instead of trying to solve silica and taste and odor concerns at the oft-maligned Mint Farm wells.

The committee has thus far leaned toward getting the city’s water from the Cowlitz River, whether by riverbed Ranney wells or a surface intake similar to (or a rebuilding of) the Fisher’s Lane plant.

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