Proposed sewer fix to cost $26 million

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LINCOLN CITY — Public works officials this week proposed a $21.2 million package of repairs and upgrades to the town’s sewer system, holed by failing pipes, choked sewage lagoons and overflows that spill millions of gallons of untreated wastewater onto local beaches during heavy rains. The price tag includes $3.4 million of new sewer lines across Lincoln City, whose undulating topography strains pump stations and old concrete-and-asbestos pipes “to the max,” Public Works Director Lila Bradley told city councilmembers Monday.

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