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City Council Votes Down New Wellfield

By Gordon HopkinsAfter more than a year of planning and testing, the Fairbury City Council has voted not to proceed with the Water Sourcing Project intended to bring lower nitrate drinking water to Fairbury. The project proposed to dig five new wells in an area approximately four miles south of Daykin.The vote was four-to-two and took place on Tuesday, November 2, 2022.Chris Miller with Miller and Associates presented a revised cost estimate which said the project is now expected to cost $19,862,000, shared between Fairbury and the Little Blue NRD (Natural Resources District), a portion of which would be covered by grants.Councilperson Doug ...

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