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Local water projects on Department of Health wish list

The Minnesota Department of Health's 2016 Project Priority List ranked hundreds of water infrastructure projects in towns across the state based on need.

The Minnesota Department of Health's 2016 Project Priority List ranked hundreds of water infrastructure projects in towns across the state based on need. Several cities in the Brainerd lakes area cracked the top 100 projects seeking funds during the next five years, out of 271 projects. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration

The Minnesota Department of Health's 2016 Project Priority List ranked hundreds of water infrastructure projects in towns across the state based on need.

Several cities in the Brainerd lakes area cracked the top 100 projects seeking funds during the next five years, out of 271 projects.

Randall ranked second out of the projects in need of funding. Its proposed new well has an estimated cost of $480,000.

The city of Cuyuna ranked 17th on the MDH list, with an estimated project cost of $459,300 to get new wells and water treatment.

The replacement of Crosby's water mains ranked in slots 73-75, with a total project cost of more than $6 million.

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Wadena's project to replace the water mains in the southeast and southwest parts of the city was prioritized to slots 77 and 78. The project is estimated to cost more than $8.6 million.

Ironton occupied priority slots 81-83 on the list, for rehabilitating a well, replacing the water treatment plant and replacing meters. The total project cost is roughly $1.4 million.

Deerwood's water main replacement projects are rated in positions 91-93 on the list, and total about $1.2 million.

Isle ranked 97-99. Its project involves replacing water mains, rehabilitating a water tower and other improvements, totalling about $1.4 million.

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