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Work To Replace Ashland Canal With Pipe Begins

The city of Ashland is beginning survey and field work on a major project to improve creek water quality.

Posted: Thu Mar 08 08:56:55 PST 2018
Updated: Thu Mar 08 08:56:55 PST 2018

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of ashland is beginning its work to replace the ashland canal with a pipe. newswatch 12's cassandra mlynarek is at the ashland canal ... showing us why the city says a pipe will improve creek water quality and prevent water loss. [a18]ashland pipe i midday-llvosot cassandra mlynarek says, "when you take a look at the ashland canal, you'll notice just how open it is. but its openness is its biggest problem where water ashland canal isn't running its flaws are impossible to ignore. after a recent study revealed a routinely high level of bacteria in the creek... so the city is planning is to replace the canal with a pipe instead - that way water doesn't fall through the cracks and contaminants stay out. julie smitherman says, "we're losing a lot of water to evaporation and seepage because it is deteriorating so badly. we are also needing to minimize the contaminants that flow through the canal and right now we're trying to improve the water quality that goes into ashland creek. and unfortunately the city of ashland routinely exceeds the maximums for e. coli in the canal this month while is that there are several to answer questions and talk [a19]williams funeral-fs
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