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Ironwood works to find more funding for water plant


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IRONWOOD — Ironwood city manager Paul Anderson told the city commission Monday that the bids for the proposed water treatment plant came in over budget — again. But they’re getting closer.

He said the city has secured Rural Development funding of $7.6 million for the construction. In summer 2022, bids for the entire plant came in at $14.4 million.

The city responded by splitting the project into two phases, with the goal of using the existing RD funding for Phase 1. He said Phase 1 will include construction of the building and pump station equipme...

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