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It’s not going to be cheap, but Bend City Councilors say it will be an investment in the City's water system.  Wednesday night, on a five to two vote, Councilors voted to continue designing a membrane filtration system. Councilor Mark Capell says several engineering firms recommend the City continue using surface water. “All four of those engineering firms came basically to the same conclusion and that is to continue moving forward on surface water. The one complaint I heard from citizens is that HDR (the engineering company) was self serving in saying go for this.” Analysts say membrane filtration is the best way to screen out any debris should a fire ravage the Bridge Creek Watershed. But it could cost up to $25-million. That's something Councilor Jim Clinton balks at: “At our last meeting, I decided that this was looking to me like this was not a path that was in the best interests of the rate payers of Bend.” The Council can still change it's mind and stop the project, but for now City Manager Eric King says it's in the best interests of the City to continue designing the more efficient filtration system.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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