City eases water restrictions

Part of the city of Banks water system on September 6, 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley The city of Banks is lifting some restrictions on water usage, moving from stage 3 to stage 2 in the city’s water curtailment plan which will loosen restrictions that had previously barred almost all outdoor[Read More…]

Chlorine supply shortage won’t impact Banks, which creates its own chlorine

The city of Banks’ hypochlorite generation system on September 6, 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley A Longview, Wash. chemical facility suffered a power outage earlier this month and as a result, chlorine supplies to municipal water suppliers in the Pacific Northwest are dwindling. The chlorine shortage came after Houston, Texas-headquartered Westlake[Read More…]

Commerce Street Water project begins Wednesday, May 8

Banks City Hall. Photo: Brenda Schaffer BANKS – The city of Banks begins road maintenance projects tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8, with contractor Oregon City-based Earth Works Excavation undertaking the job of updating part of an upgrade to the city’s waterline infrastructure. Beginning Wednesday, May 8, Oregon City-based Earth Works Excavation[Read More…]

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