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Wakefield takes action on basement flooding


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WAKEFIELD - Members of the Wakefield City Council took action Monday evening that they hope will help to keep basements of city property owners dry this spring and beyond.

At the recommendation of City Manager Rob Brown, council members approved hiring Xylem Water Solutions USA, Inc., of Pewaukee, Wis., to inspect and maintain all city lift stations. Xylem is also the city's lift pump vendor.

"The city hasn't had a maintenance program for these pumps, and we see what happens when they fail," Brown said to the council.

In his written report, Brown said th...