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Harrington receives grant for water leak

HARRINGTON- Mayor Jess Silhan announced the city received a grant of $750,700 from the Washington State Department of Ecology at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

In the middle of June a concerned citizen came to Mayor Jess Silhan due to three inches of standing water on their property.

Upon further investigation the council found standing water on the hillside by the railroad tracks.

At the end of June the city was able to dig up the leak to investigate further.

Silhan said the ground was so soft their backhoe got stuck three times.

He said by the end of July the current repair...


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