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Nyssa City Council endorses plan for new water line for rail reload center

NYSSA – The final bid is in and accepted but work may not begin on a water line extension from Nyssa to the Treasure Valley Reload Facility for at least several months.The Nyssa City Council approved a $1.6 million contract with Ontario contracting firm Warrington Construction July 12 to build the 2.5-mile water pipeline from Nyssa to the reload center. HECO Engineers of Payette designed the project.The only other bid for the project came from Knife River Corp., at $2.8 million.The new publicly-funded water line will not be exclusively for the rail center, said Nyssa City Manager Jim Maret.“It can be for anyone who wants to tap into it. It is not just designed for reload,” said Maret.Maret said it should take about three months to complete the project once work starts but it’s now in an extended holding . . .