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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.


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

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