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Project engineer Chris Thorson stands in front of the new Perham water tower, which is expected to be completed this October.

Perham's $2 million tower project on track for October completion

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PERHAM - Right now, the city of Perham is facing some severe water shortage issues.

"They're over capacity now. In 2007, the city used an average of 1.1 million gallons of water a day," said Chris Thorson, a project engineer with Ulteig Engineering in Detroit Lakes who is overseeing the water tower construction.

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The new water tower is being built to help increase the city's water capacity to meet the current demand.

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