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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Cost and quality have been the topic of discussion for Columbia City officials at several Board of Works meetings this year.
Currently, nearly all of Columbia Cityâ€™s water pipes are ductal iron.
Per the cityâ€™s ordinance, new housing additions are required to have ductal iron pipes installed, and some developers are trying to get that changed so PVC pipe can be used as well.
â€śFrom our standpoint, using PVC would be a considerable cost savings,â€ť said Don Langeloh, a local developer.
However, city officials are hesitant to make the switch without through research.
â€śWe have combed through a lot of information,â€ť Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said at a recent Board of Works meeting.
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