Minden sick of city’s reddish-tinged water, looking for better options

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MINDEN, Neb. (AP) _ The Minden City Council is looking for ways to clarify the city's reddish-tinged water.

City Administrator Matt Cederburg presented the council with a four-phase plan during a meeting earlier this week.

The first phase involves mapping city water and sewer mains at an estimated cost of $45,000. The second phase would establish a $527,386 water tower maintenance system over seven years. That would include cleaning the tower's tank, painting the tower inside and out and installing mixers to prevent ice buildup.

The third phase would replace Minden's 47,200 feet of 4-inch water mains, including valves and hydrants, by 2015 for $6.3 to $6.5 million.

The final phase includes the gradual replacement of 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-inch mains over the next 20 years.