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Work on Penn Valley Pipeline to Resume Next Week

If you driven by Highway 20 and Pleasant Valley Road, you’ve probably noticed a big crane parked there with a fence around it. It’s been there for weeks, but should become operational again shortly. Nevada County Public Works Director Trisha Tillotson says workers hit an expensive snag in the Penn Valley Pipeline project…

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So it was back to the drawing board, but digging is scheduled to begin on Monday. Tillotson says it was cheaper to leave the crane in place, rather than move it and bring it back…

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As for who’s paying for it, Tillotson says the county has worked out an agreement with the contractor…

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Tillotson says they are shooting for the project to be completed by the end of November, but that depends on P-G-and-E providing power to a lift station in Penn Valley. That may be delayed because of the utility company’s work in the aftermath of the wildfires. The four-mile pipe project will connect Penn Valley with the Lake Wildwood Wastewater Treatment Plant.


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