Work could begin later this year on a plan to replace water and sewer lines built in the 1930s in Williams, Arizona.
The office of the nearby Kaibab National Forest has issued an invitation asking for public comments pertaining to the project.
As proposed, the Dogtown Water Line Project will see new lines built to the east of Williams, heading into the 160-acre Bearizona Wildlife Park.
The new lines would be installed mostly along the same route of the existing lines, although a new water line corridor is also planned.
The new lines will also be roughly 9 miles in length, with around 2 miles of the potable water line and 6.4 miles of the sewer line kept intact for use as a possible backup system.
City officials in Williams, which has a population of around 3,000, have often noted problems in recent years with the aging line, centering on leakages and breakdown issues.
Comments on the pipeline project must be submitted no later than June 1.
It is thought that work on the project may begin sometime this fall, with a general completion date of no later than early 2022.
By Garry Boulard
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