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County to Replace Val Verde Water Tank

March 30, 1994|TRACEY KAPLAN

A $1.4-million water tank that serves Val Verde and was severely damaged in the Northridge quake will be replaced.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will front the money for the huge tank, but the federal government will reimburse the department for all but about $57,000 of the cost.

The tank will hold 1.28 million gallons--more than enough to meet the domestic and fire suppression needs of about 700 Val Verde residents.

The existing tank had the same capacity, but is now so damaged that it only holds about a third as much water. County fire officials said that is still enough water to fight fires during the winter season.

Construction of the new tank is scheduled to be completed by mid-July, long before the fire season reaches its height, Los Angeles County Fire Capt. John Nieto said.

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