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BAKER, La. — The Baker City Council has authorized its engineering firm, PEC of Baton Rouge, to start developing a $4 million automated water meter project with 5,300 meters.
Mayor Harold M. Rideau said the project has been on the city's to-do list since the 1970s.
Rideau said the city charges a flat fee for water and there is a lot of wasted water.
He said this is a “green” project and part of the federal government's economic stimulus package, with the city applying for a loan of $4 million through the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund program administered by the Louisiana Office of Public Health.
City officials did not indicate how the loan would be repaid.
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