The City of White Salmon was awarded $1.2 million in grant funding from the Washington State Public Works Board for the the next phase of planned improvements to the mainline of the city’s water delivery system. This phase spans from Forester Lane to the top of Bald Mountain Corners on Highway 141 and is anticipated to move into construction in early 2025. The city submitted a loan application for the 2023 Washington State Public Works Board funding cycle seeking $8,045,000 in financing for the project, which was awarded earlier this fall. The grant award now reduces the anticipated loan amount to $6.8 million. White Salmon Public Works Director Andrew Dirks says completion of the mainline improvements will ensure stable water delivery on the City’s main transmission feed to town going forward, and help to address known water losses currently within the system.