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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.

$2 million tower project on track for October completion

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Right now, the city of Perham is facing some severe water shortage issues. Chris Thorson explains, "They're over capacity now. In 2007, the city used an average of 1.1 million gallons of water a day."


Thorson is the project engineer who is overseeing the construction of a new Perham water tower, which is being built to help increase the city's water capacity to meet the current demand. Thorson is an engineer with Ulteig Engineering, based out of Detroit Lakes.

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