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Bigfork voters approve $5.3M water and sewer bond

Bigfork Sewer
Posted at 2:18 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 20:35:46-05

BIGFORK — Bigfork just passed a $5.3 million bond to update its water and sewer system.

Bigfork Water and Sewers district manager Julie Spencer says this is the first time in ten years the city has asked voters for a water and sewer bond.

Spencer says money from the bond will be used to update the town's existing water tank and help build a new 700,000-gallon storage tank.

The current water tank has peeling lead paint that will be fixed with the bond money. Spencer also explained that the new tank will help Bigfork firefighters.

"When I have a fire, the fire departments need to hook up and use trucks to fill fire trucks and it takes a great deal of water to supply that," said Spencer.

Residents with a home valued around $200,000 will pay $100 in taxes annually.

Spencer says reconstruction could start as early as at the end of this year, but most likely will take place early in 2021.