Council hears more on fixing power problem

The Columbia city council heard presentations Thursday from Columbia Water and Light during a work session to try and solve the energy problem in the southern part of the city.

It was a chance for the city council to ask questions about the work that is needed to bring more power to the area, and for Water and Light to be compliant with federal regulations.

There are three options, A, B and B2. The options range in price from $11 million to $97 million.

â??Our proposal would be to go with option A, which is the 161 KV solution, undergrounding the lines out of the Mill Creek Substation and then rising somewhere along the routes down to where their prospective lines are supposed to terminate," said Ryan Williams, the Assistant Director for Water and Light. Option A would cost around $36 million.

The public will get the chance to share their opinions on the options at a public hearing on July 15th.

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