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  • Writer's pictureRoger Sims, Journal Staff

Linn Valley water project construction under way

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Work on the water tower for the Linn Valley water system began in late September and is expected to be completed by late November. (Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)

LINN VALLEY – With construction of the city of Linn Valley’s water tower under way, residents are more aware that a citywide water system will become a reality within the next year. Some residents will have city water service even sooner.

The tower, on Ullery Road south of the lake development’s entrance, will top 100 feet high and hold 250,000 gallons.

At the city council meeting on Monday, Oct. 9, Linn Valley Mayor Cindy Smith reminded residents that the city will host a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Oct. 14, at City Hall, 22412 E. 2400 Rd.

Both the water project and the wastewater project will be discussed at the meeting, and city council members and engineers will be on hand to answer questions.

The mayor said the meeting will be recorded and will be available on the city’s website.

Smith said the timing of the town hall meeting was good because discussion of the water and wastewater systems had not been at the forefront of the council’s agenda, and the city needed to get information about progress on those systems out to residents.

She noted that it has been more than five years since city officials began working with the engineers on preliminary plans for the water system. She said people need to be refreshed on the projects because they sometimes forget the details and also the town hall meetings are a good opportunity for new residents to learn about the systems.

While there hasn’t been much of a physical reminder about the projects lately, the council has acted on groundwork needed for both the water and wastewater systems.

Under an agreement with Linn County Rural Water District No. 1, the city agreed to buy the part of the rural district’s water system that serves residences in the northern part of the city. It also purchased land north of the fire station on Ullery Road where new sewage lagoons will be located.

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