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Park water system set for improvements

Wahkiakum County and Port District 1 are evaluating how to improve water quality at County Line Park.

The county owns the park property; Port 1 has contracted with the county to operate the facility.

The park's water system has failed several recent quality tests, Todd Souvenir, facilities manager for Port 1, reported to county commissioners on Tuesday.

State officials have inspected the park's well and water system, Souvenir said, and they've suggested a chlorination system and other improvements may be required. The port is waiting for the state officials to complete their assessment.

Possible improvements would include sealing conduits for electric wiring and installing a flow meter and chlorinator.

Under the park management contract, the county would be responsible for paying for the improvements.

Commissioners wanted to know estimated costs for the improvements.

"At this point, we have not looked at that," Souvenir said. "We're waiting for the state to respond."

"I would like to see cost estimates before we make a decision on what we're going to do," said Commissioner Gene Strong.

"Once you get some information, we'll put it back on the agenda for further discussion," said Commissioner Lee Tischer.


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