Plans are set to install a new above-ground fuel tank at the Windom Electric Department.
The new tank replaces a 50,000 gallon underground unit that has been in place near the power house since 1978. Jason Sykora, electric superintendent, said testing has become stricter for underground tanks and the department no longer needs such a large tank.
Consequently, the city council approved removal of the underground tank and installation of a 20,000 gallon above ground tank. The council approved a bid of $365,535 by Minnesota Petroleum Services to replace the existing tank April 15.
For more on this story, see the Oct. 27 edition of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.
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