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City hires company to maintain wells
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The City of Monroe approved a 10-year contract with Utility Service Group to maintain and repair all five municipal wells. Well no. 3, pictured, is housed at 1064 5th Ave., below. To order any of these photos, click here. (Times photos: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - City employees will no longer be the ones to maintain and repair municipal wells under an agreement made by the Board of Public Works on Monday. A contract between Utility Service Group, which has locations throughout the United States, and the city allows for a 10-year deal in which USG will oversee maintenance and repairs of all five municipal wells. The city budgeted $124,000 for well maintenance for 2016, and under the agreement, the total amount for all five wells will be $120,000 annually.

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