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New water system expected to save city lots of money

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A construction project at a Yakima park is expected to save the city a lot of money.

Crews are installing a new water system for Miller Park's water spraying equipment, a popular attraction for local kids in the summer.

The new system will allow the water used to seep back into the ground without having to through treatment. That means the city will save $8,000 a year in sewage expenses.

"We always are looking for ways to reduce our costs and continue to provide the services that we do, whether it's a swimming pool or a spray park or ball field, anything we can do to keep the cost low and keep the facilities for the general public," said Ken Wilkinson, parks and recreation manager.

The construction will cost the city about $10,000, so they will start seeing a savings next year.

The spray park will be open mid-June. 

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